"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. Whalesback is at the eastern tip of triangle. As you stand at the monument, facing the ocean, the line on your right is a sight line to Bayswater Beach. The line on your left leads to the crash site, which lies on the horizon.
At the request of family and community members, the quiet, modest memorials are consistent with the coastal environment. The names of the passengers and crew are inscribed at the burial site at Bayswater." "In memory of the 229 men, women and children aboard Swissair Flight 111 who perished off these shores September 2, 1998. They have been joined to the sea and the sky. May they rest in peace."The facing stone says:
"In grateful recognition of all those who worked tirelessly to provide assistance in the recovery operations and comfort to the families and their friends during a time of distress."
The land is barren and desolate. I was alone at the memorial taking these photos, with just the sounds of the ocean and the seagulls. All I could feel was a deep sadness.