Near Whitehead in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
Many yards in Whitehead boast a lilac bush which originated from the lilac bushes in Yankee Cove
Kayak/boating enthusiasts love the scenic voyage through "The Runs” via Yankee Cove & The Basin.
1760 – Seasonal fishermen began fishing from Yankee Cove. Gradually, a permanent community built-up.
1866 – The first land grants for Yankee Cove were issued.
1874 – Census showed 8 households with 32 people.
1857 - The Diphtheria epidemic took the lives of many residents.
1888-1881 - A schoolhouse was built. The first teacher (Helen Martin) taught 20 children under 12. The school was also used for church functions & weddings.
1894 - Census showed 54 people, half were children.
1902 or 1903 - A forest fire originating in Little Dover burned its way to Yankee Cove.
1943 - The first postmaster, Alex Munroe, was appointed.
1946 - Yankee Cove schoolhouse was closed. By this time it was common practice for residents to move across the harbour to Whitehead, often floating their houses rather than rebuilding.
1957 - The last residents (Mr.& Mrs. W. Peitzsche) moved to
1959 – The Schoolhouse was torn down.
1983 - August; The last house on the Yankee Cove side of the Harbour was torn down, the home of Albert Munroe.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1760.
Location. 45° 14.505′ N, 61° 11.426′ W. Marker is near Whitehead, Nova Scotia, in Guysborough County. Marker is on Whitehead Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is at the western end of the canal on a little wharf. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whitehead NS B0H 1T0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whitehead (here, next to this marker); The Canal (here, next to this marker); Port Felix (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Folklore & Trivia (about 150 meters away); Captain Savalette (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); Welcome to Place Savalette (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); #5 Radar Unit R.C.A.F Station (approx. 7.1 kilometers away); We Will Remember/Nous Nous Souviendrons (approx. 7.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whitehead.
Regarding Yankee Cove. I loved the pictures of the floating houses on this marker!
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 30, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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