Shipbuilding in Nova Scotia / Construction navale en Nouvelle-Écosse
From its early beginnings on Cape Breton Island the shipbuilding industry grew as settlement did in the late 18th century. During the Golden Age of Sail in the 19th century, thousands of wooden vessels of all sizes were built in bays and harbours along the coast and Nova Scotian ships and men won fame on the Seven Seas. By 1870, even though steam was already replacing sail, Canada, led by Nova Scotia, still ranked fourth among ship-owning countries. The happy combination of master builders and superb sailors was nowhere better typified than in the port of Yarmouth.
Au Cap-Breton, la construction navale se dèveloppa au même rhythme que la colonie au XVIIIe siècle. À l'apogée de la navigation à voile, au XIXe siècle, mille et un vaisseaux de bois de toutes tailles furent construits dans les baies et havres de la côte et avec leurs équipages se firent bientôt une grande réputation sur toutes les mers. En 1870, même si la vapeur supplantait déjà la voile, le Canada occupait encore le quatrième rang parmi les marines marchandes du monde grâce à la Nouvelle-Écosse. C'est au port de Yarmouth que se trouvaient les constructeurs et les marins les plus renommés.
Erected 1961 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. the Killam Brothers Buildings & Wharf (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); the Parker-Eakins Buildings & Wharf (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); the Yarmouth-Boston Ferry (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Lost to the Sea (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); First Yarmouth Mayor and Council (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Frost Park (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Cape Forchu Lighthouse (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Lost to the Sea / Perdus en Mer (approx. 1.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yarmouth.
Also see . . .
1. Why There Was Shipbuilding in the Maritimes. (Submitted on July 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. A Brief Town of Yarmouth History. (Submitted on July 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.