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Heraldry Today

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Lloyd Roseville Crouse

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Grant of Arms and Supporters
February 14, 1992
Vol. II, p. 103

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Blazon

Arms

Azure three Lunenburg schooners under sail drawn in perspective in bend Argent;

Crest

Issuant from a coronet rim Argent on which are set maple leaves Gules and saltire crosses Azure a dolphin hauriant Or with a coronet of thistles Azure bearing around the rim pearls Argent charged on each shoulder with a fraise Gules;

Supporters

On a rocky shore proper rising above waves of the sea Azure crested Argent dexter a sea horse Argent crined and lorré Or gorged with a collar Azure pendant therefrom a pomme displaying the badge of the House of Commons of Canada sinister a like sea horse gorged with a collar Azure pendant therefrom a mayflower proper leaved Vert;

Motto

FIRMUS FIT SALUBRI MARI. This Latin phrase means "Strong thanks to a healthy sea".


Symbolism

In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on July 25, 1992, in Volume 126, page 2302 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Robert Grey

Calligrapher
Suzzann Wright


Recipient Information

Individual
Lieutenant-Governor