The Shag Harbour UFO Incident
Check additional details for Shag Harbour UFO Festival
August 3 & 4, 2012
Speakers: Chris Styles and Don Ledger
The site of the UFO Incident at Shag Harbour - Photo-Don Ledger
October 7, 1967
Photo Don Ledger
Shag Harbour is between Cape Sable Island and Woods Harbour at left end of line above. For some reason it isn't shown on this provincial map.
From Yarmouth take Highway 103 south to Pubnico. Turn off and follw signs to Lower east Pubnico and continue on to Shag Harbour. You will travel through a few communities, usually along the coast, such as Lower east Pubnico, Upper Woods harbour, Woods harbour and Lower Woods Harbour-Shag Harbour is the next community east from Lr. Woods harbour.The distance is about 30 miles (50 kilometers) from Yarmouth to Shag Harbour.
From Halifax/Dartmouth take highway 103 to Barringtom Passage. Turn onto Highway No. 3 and follow that for about 15 miles through Barrington Passage, past Cape Sable Island to Shag Harbour. This route is the most history filled where Shag Harbour Is concerned because of it's association with the Shag Harbour UFO Incident. The RCMP was/is based in Barrington and cape Sable island is te location of Clark's Harbour from which the Coast Guard Cutter 101 was deployed to the incident site on the evening of October 4, 1967.
Shag Harbour Incident Festival 2012
Aug. 3rd 9am Centre opens for the day. Take a walk around the centre with our informative guide, have you picture taken with Alvin, and visit the UFO site.
-10 am BBQ starts, subs and sandwiches at centre. Enjoy the local crafters.
-1pm take a quick hop down to
the community hall and hear Laurie Wickens and Havlock Cameron recall memories
from 1967 and beyond. They will be joined by Chris Styles. $10.00 per person
under 12 free.
- 3pm meet author/UFO researcher Chris Styles at centre for coffee and a chat.
Centre will be open during evening for your enjoyment.
-7pm Shag Harbour Kitchen Party at the Shag Harbour Community Hall. Come on out and enjoy the evening with some great local talent. $5 admission, under 12 free.
Aug. 4th -9am-12pm hear world known UFO researcher and authors Don Ledger and Chris Styles give an in depth talk on the Shag Harbour Incident. This will be held at Community Hall, canteen and souvenirs will be on sale. $15.00 per person.
-2pm Shag Harbour Incident 45th Anniversary Parade. Parade begins at the Shag Harbour Post Office, and continues to the R.I. Smith Building. For more information call 723-0244
- Authors will be on hand during the day to sign autographs or answer questions at their table at Centre.
Aug. 4th- 9:00 Centre opens for the day
-9:00 am All About UFOs - Chris Styles
-10:40am "The Shag Harbour Incident"- Don Ledger
For more info please feel free to email: Cindy Nickerson. Tickets can be purchased at the Centre or by writing to Shag Harbour Incident Society, Box 13, Shag Harbour, B0W3B0.
The museum is open each year from June until September and is being upgraded as funding provides. It is supported by a group of dedicated volunteer workers of the Shag Harbour UFO Incident Society. Besodes promoting the Shag Harbour Incident the society is hoping to increase tourisnm in this area to help ally the problems with a declining fishery.
Your visits and contributions are greatly appreciated.
To date this museum has been visited an an annual basis by approximately 2,500 people each year. These people come from all over North America , England, France, Germany, the Neatherlands, Australia and the Scandanavian countries.
The people in this area are extremely friendly and helpful.
Photo Credit - Rebecca Kendrick
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Updated July 10, 2011