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Beautification Funding Making an Impact in Downtown Yarmouth

A new flagpole on the waterfront, Brown Street clock makeover, and upcoming Frost Park Fountain upgrades highlight recent beautification projects.

Thursday, September 26th, 2019 - Yarmouth, N.S. – Visitors and residents may have noticed several recent improvements in Yarmouth’s downtown. Earlier this summer, the Town of Yarmouth was one of twenty-seven communities to receive beautification project funding. The funding was awarded by the Department of Municipal Affairs to help communities create more inviting public spaces for citizens, and to help attract visitors. Yarmouth received a contribution of $20,000.

Three projects to enjoy the funding include the construction of a new flagpole on the waterfront, a much-needed makeover of the Brown Street clock, and construction of the concrete walkway beneath the recently unveiled Sara Corning statue.

The waterfront flagpole on the public wharf behind the Killam Brothers building desperately needed replacement. The original pole made by AF Theriault Boatbuilders was breaking apart and had been vandalized. Lutwick’s Boat Building & Repair of Mahone Bay built the replacement pole. Bill Lutwick, a craftsman well-known for this specialty work, crafted the impressive new pole using re-purposed wood from sections of the old cotton mill. While the main pole is cedar, longleaf pine timbers from the mill were used as the top mast gaff and crosstrees.

The flagpole also received funding from the Yarmouth Rotary club, who were involved in construction of the original flagpole. Regional Governor Lyman Jackson plaqued the new pole as the “Rotary Signal Mast” in 1993. The new flagpole received donations from Yarmouth Rotary through the Town of Yarmouth’s Community Asset Donation Program. The original plaque mounted by Jackson now has a home on the new pole.

The Brown Street clock on Main Street at the top of the Brown Street parking lot received a full makeover. The funding provided a full restoration with new wood shingles and a vibrant paint job.

Funding also went toward funding the concrete walkway that now holds the statue of Sara Corning unveiled on September 14th in a memorable ceremony.

The next project to enjoy the funding is the Frost Park fountain. The centerpiece of the park needs both cosmetic and mechanical work. Beginning October 1st, town staff will make welding repairs that involves taking the fountain apart in sections. Waterline repairs will be made as well and the fountain will receive a good cleaning and painting, including the lower blue bowl.

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