The Provincial Historic Commemoration
The Provincial Historic Commemorations Program recognizes and commemorates distinctive aspects of Newfoundland and Labrador's history, culture and heritage. On June 8, 2011 the rescues associated with the Waterwitch shipwreck received one of six new designations under the program in a ceremony at The Rooms in St. John’s. The designation was under the category of "Rescue at Sea and the Heroism associated with such Events". The announcements were made by Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation.