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St. Ann's Lobster Supper

Lobster suppers, usually served in large community-hall like rooms, are an Island tradition. There seems to be a rivalry between this place and the one in nearby New Glasgow as to which one originated these types of lobster suppers and which is the oldest endeavour. Naturally, both claim to be the first, the oldest, and the longest running operation.

 

This is a Roman Catholic church belonging to the Diocese of Charlottetown (given the large number of Irish immigrants to PEI, the province is heavily Catholic). This building was originally constructed in 1954. The suppers began much later on, as a means of paying the mortgage. The mortgage having been long since discharged, the operation continues as a means of funding other charitable endeavours.

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Taken on September 1, 2012