Until Tomorrow nova scotia wharf C. Joy McCallister oilsUntil Tomorrow“, January 2019, 16″x20” oils on canvas. This is down at the wharf in Centreville on Digby Neck, Nova Scotia. I’ve visited this wharf since childhood. Doing this painting took me back to being a young Joy Graham, trailing after my father, brother, grandfather, and sometimes an uncle as we went down to the wharf just to see what was going on and who was there for a chat. The ready-made colour scheme attracted me with its juxtaposition of a turquoise boat and a rusty oil drum. Centreville wharf is on the Bay of Fundy at Trout Cove, named after the abundant Sea Trout in a salt water creek fed by the Bay of Fundy tides. A wharf of some kind has stood here since the late 1700s. Human activity led to the disappearance of the Sea Trout. Today, the creek barely flows inland at high tide. Centreville’s large triple-pier wharf used to enjoy a thriving fish processing plant –  fresh, salt dried, and canned. Thomas Alfred Boutilier began the operation in 1896 with a few vessels running all sorts of goods back and forth across the Bay of Fundy between Centreville and Saint John, New Brunswick. Captain Robert Chesley Graham, an ancestor of mine, captained the S.S. Centreville out of this wharf. Gallery-Scapes