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Sheet Harbour in Halifax Region, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
 

Sheet Harbour

 
 
Sheet Harbour Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2019
1. Sheet Harbour Marker
Inscription.  First settled in the 1780's by British veterans and Loyalist refugees from the American Revolution, Sheet Harbour is an important centre on Nova Scotia's eastern shore. West and East Rivers meet near here, and where their waters tumble and froth through a gorge on their way to the nearby sea, carrying trees harvested from abundant upstream forests, great lumber mills developed and sent their products far and wide by coastal and ocean-going vessels, and later also by rail and highway.

Fine port facilities continue to be used, principally for wood and wood products shipments, and also for finish-coating and assembling of underwater pipe that brings natural gas ashore from Nova Scotia's Sable Island fields.

Sheet Harbour is a full-service commercial and visitor centre. To the east are Nova Scotia's second-largest game sanctuary, magnificent natural scenery, and lovely coastal villages; to the West, scarcely a hundred kilometers away, the metropolitan heart and capital of Nova Scotia.

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Erected by The Halifax Foundation and the Charles V. Keating Communication Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 44° 55.628′ N, 62° 32.629′ W. Marker is in Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Region. Marker can be reached from Marine Drive (Nova Scotia Trunk Highway 7), 0.3 kilometers east of Highway 224, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the grounds of the MacPhee House Museum & Visitor Centre, near the west side of the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22404 Nova Scotia Trunk Highway 7, Sheet Harbour NS B0J 3B0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 19 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pulp & Paper Industry (here, next to this marker); Lumbering & Sawmills (a few steps from this marker); The Community (a few steps from this marker); Salmon (within shouting distance of this marker); Shipbuilding & Shipping
Marker detail: Sheet Harbour in the 1960’s image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2019
2. Marker detail: Sheet Harbour in the 1960’s
(approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Hydroelectric Power (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Early Settlement (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Prince Alfred Arch / L'Arche Prince Alfred (approx. 18.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheet Harbour.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia
 
Also see . . .  Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia (Wikipedia). Almost all of the present land area of Sheet Harbour was granted in 1773, and the settlement was established around 1784, by Loyalist refugees and British veterans of the American Revolution and became a prosperous centre for the lumber industry. The Mi'kmaq name for the area was Weijooik, which translates to "flowing wildly". (Submitted on March 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Sheet Harbour Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 23, 2019
3. Sheet Harbour Marker (wide view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 124 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 3, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on March 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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