New Digby County Ferry Christened

A new Digby County Ferry was christened on Saturday, named after a local woman and her fight to save her home nearly two hundred years ago. The new Ferry, ‘Margaret’s Justice’, is named after Brier Island’s Margaret Davis. In 1828 a stranger, taking advantage of Davis’s illiteracy and poor english claimed her home as his own. The 63-year-old Davis walked 225 kilometers to Halifax to plead her case and save her home before making the long trek back home again. The new Ferry, with crosses between Freeport and Westport, was christened at the Westport Ferry Terminal on Brier Island.