Bayswater in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
Swissair Flight 111 Memorial
The communities of Peggys Cove and Blandford were central to the recovery operation following the crash of Swissair Flight 111. The Whalesback and Bayswater Beach sites were chosen for their proximity to those communities and because they have view lines to the crash site and each other.
The three sites combined — Whalesback, Bayswater and the actual crash site — make a triangular shape, which is reflected in the design of the memorials. Bayswater Beach is at the western tip of the triangle. As you stand at the monument, facing the ocean, the line on your left is a sight line to Whalesback. The line on your right leads to the crash site which lies on the horizon.
The remains of the passengers and crew are buried at this site. At the request of family and community members, the quiet, modest memorials are consistent with the coastal environment.
French text on the right side is not shown here
Erected by Government of Canada.
Location. 44° 29.981′ N, 64° 4.117′ W. Marker is in Bayswater, Nova Scotia, in Lunenburg County. Marker can be reached from Provincial Road 329 0.2 kilometers north of Backman Road, on the left when traveling Touch for map. A white Anglican church is located at the Backman Road intersection with Highway 329. The memorial is at the south end of Bayswater Beach. Marker is in this post office area: Bayswater, Nova Scotia B0J 1T0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Swissair Flight 111 Memorial (approx. 10.9 kilometers away); Peggy's Cove (approx. 12 kilometers away); a different marker also named Peggy's Cove (approx. 12.3 kilometers away).
More about this marker. The memorial is located on a peninsula along a coastal road and is about 20 km by road from NS Highway 3 (St. Margarets Bay Road) in either direction.
Regarding Swissair Flight 111 Memorial. Swissair 111 crashed at the entrance to St. Margarets Bay, NS on September 2, 1998 killing all 229 passengers and crew on board.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . Photographs of Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, Bayswater. (Submitted on September 15, 2011, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2011, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 1,077 times since then and 154 times this year. Last updated on September 17, 2011, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 15, 2011, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.