At 10:25 pm on September 2, 1998, Swissair flight 111 plunged into the Atlantic at St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia. The crash site was 8 kilometers from shore, approximately equidistant from the tiny towns of Peggy’s Cove and Bayswater. All 229 people on board perished.

This memorial to the crash is near Peggy’s Cove; the slots in the granite boulder line up with the crash site on the horizon. There is another memorial, on the other side of the bay, and it, too, has sight lines toward the crash location.

We visited this memorial twice on the same day; the first visit was part of the obligatory stop at Peggy’s Cove. The second one, late in the afternoon, was to take advantage of the light. On the first visit there were four or five yellow long-stemmed roses the slots on the boulder. While we were gone, someone had added six more roses, red ones, to the others.

Swissair Flight 111 Memorial
near Whale’s Bay, Nova Scotia
photographed 8.6.2015

(You can read about the crash here.)

Posted on August 16, 2015, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Though sad the way of remembrance is wonderful. Nice image too.


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