Halifax Harbour ferries Viola Desmond and Craig Blake were built by A.F. Theriault & Son Limited in Meteghan River. Viola Desmond in 2016, and Craig Blake in 2015.
Craig Blake in Dartmouth
On May 3, 2010, 37-year-old Petty Officer Second Class Craig Blake was killed by an improvised explosive device a few weeks after arriving in Kandahar. The member of Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic and expert in neutralizing bombs was the first Canadian sailor to die in action in Afghanistan.
Viola Desmond in Dartmouth
In 1946, Viola Desmond’s stand at a segregated Nova Scotia movie theatre in 1946 made her into a civil-rights icon for black Canadians. Canada’s new $10 banknotes commemorate her, the first time a Canadian woman has been celebrated on the face of her Canadian currency.