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Carmichael Stewart House Museum Opening Highlights
Story of the Wreck of the Melmerby
Medal Awarded to Rescuers Displayed
New Glasgow Mayor Barrie MacMillan left is pictured with Captain Bill MacQuarrie, a descendent of Captain Peter Graham, one of the rescuers of the Ship Melmerby that capsized off the coast where today's Melmerby Beach is located.
New Glasgow’s Carmichael Stewart House Museum, operated by the Pictou County Historical Society, opened officially for the 2015 season on July 4 with a tea, guest speaker and scroll in the garden for guests. Glen Williams, a summer resident of Little Harbour and husband of Jane Sinclair Williams, a direct descendant of shipbuilder James William Carmichael, told the story of the Wreck of the Melmerby. Captain Bill MacQuarrie, son of Dr. William MacQuarrie and a descendant of Captain Peter Graham, who was one of the rescuers who formed a human chain to help those abroad the ship, had a special artifact on hand; a beautiful silver medal given to rescuers at the ship wreck by the provincial government.
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