Tuesday, August 4, 2009


The Fraser sailed off last month now another ship tied up at the Port of Bridgewater could be soon going as well. The former Canadian navy diving support ship the Cormorant is now for sale.. Rick Welsford of the Artificial Reef Society of Nova Scotia, says they recently received permission from the Federal Court to sell the ship which has been under arrest at the Bridgewater Port for several years. There are a number of claims against the ship, including one filed by the society for 175-thousand dollars in unpaid wharfage fees. Welsford says that figure escalates every day that the ship remains tied up there. She was put out of service in 1997 and was towed to Bridgewater in 2002, where she has become the focus of several lawsuits. The auction closes at 4 p.m. on September 2nd. The ship will be sold by sealed envelope auction ``as is, where is,'' including all the equipment that's on board.


Lunenburg RCMP are looking for those responsible for breaking into the United Church on Lincoln Street. The break-in took place during the night of July 29th/30th. Several offices and cabinets were opened and some minor damage was done. Anyone having information is asked to contact the Lunenburg RCMP or CRIMESTOPPERS. Meantime Bridgewater Police are investigating a theft from a shed on Aberdeen Road sometime between 6:30 p.m. on Friday July 31st and 9:10 a.m. on August 1st. A red 1979 Honda TRX 4-wheeler was stolen.