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Guysborough, Nova Scotia

From: "Rob Cohn" <>
Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 08:57:07 -0300

Greetings All...

Yesterday in Guysborough, Nova Scotia intrepid mariners Laura Zolo and the enigmatic Captain Jack pulled into the town wharf under sunny skies and 30 knot winds. An eclectic crowd of 250 townsfolk, media, local dignitaries, entertainers, sailing knuts, the just curious, and a significant smattering of Sinclairs were on hand.

Trying to get accurate description of the Laura-built 7 Roses had proved difficult, but she is an admirable design, and obviously sturdy. Laura herself is really quite a lady, but reports have neglected to speak of her beauty. Cap't Jack is "on the run" from some movie about his life - he's quite a character.

Notables included Delayne Coleman and Richard, Niven, Laura's brother Andreas visiting from Italy, Neal Sinclair, and Jack Sinclair. It was a sincere pleasure to meet Tim Wallace Murphy (we did not dicuss hiking, but we spoke for hours) and Marilyn Hopkins. May you all have the opportunity.

Following the arrival, many great discussions were held on the wharf, encompassing a wide variety of views...surprisingly, given the geneology of some participants, the town was taken without bloodshed.

Delayne and the Prince Henry Sinclair Society are to be commended for the day's events, which included an early -evening reception at the Guysborough Town Hall. Attendees included the aforementioned as well as Clan Canada President Bill Sinclair and Former Afton Band Chief Kerry Prosper. Donald Culp acted as MC for the event, and introduced the notables and then came to the point where he was to introduce The Chief and Clan Piper.

Despite our large number of international flights, Halifax Airport is the lowest rung priority on the national airport scene and their customs systems and folk are inefficient, to say the least. Niven may give you a better blast about them maybe someday...but it can take a coupla hours...

So Donald said: "and now, I was supposed to introduce Earl Malcolm of Caithness at this point but...

And Rory stepped out of a darkened doorway with a flourish booming:

"and indeed you may"

and Malcolm walked in to wild applause...

Give a Piper a stage...

The principles then retired to the de Barres Manor Country Inn for an evening of quiet contemplation and prayer, no doubt...

Today the Chief of the Clan Sinclair will present the specially commissioned "Sword of Peace" to Cheif Ben Sylliboy of the Mi'k maq Nation...and if you're into symbolism it doesn't get much better than that. The ceremony takes place at 3pm at The Clan's Prince Henry Sinclair Memorial atop Boylston Park.

The sun is shining and there is a fair should be a great day for the Clan in Nova Scotia...

wish you were here,
rob cohn

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