Sugarloaf Deaths – New Info

A little history about the Sugarloaf Mountain crosses in New Brunswick!

Byron Christopher

Ramsey Girls.jpeg A rare photo of the victims: Dorvil and Lottie Ramsay [image courtesy of the Ramsay Family, enhancement courtesy of John Van Horne].

For nearly a century, a pair of hand-painted crosses on Sugarloaf Mountain in Campbellton, New Brunswick, has been a not-so-subtle reminder of how fragile life can be.

On a cool fall evening in 1924, local sisters Dorvil [Ramsay] McLean and Lottie Ramsay plunged to their deaths on the north face of the 1,000-foot extinct volcano.

Dorvil [left] was 22. Lottie [right] was a few years younger. The girls were part of a large family. They had six siblings — two sisters and four brothers.

A light blanket of snow had fallen that fateful Sunday, 9th November, making the climb slippery — and dangerous. Conditions were such that someone could easily take a spill and get hurt.

It was around four in the afternoon when the Ramsay girls…

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