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Yarmouth in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Manufacturing

Goods & Services for the Marketplace

 
 
Manufacturing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 24, 2017
1. Manufacturing Marker
Inscription.

Early manufacturing in Yarmouth grew in support of the shipbuilding industry, the fishery, and the maintenance of vessels engaged in shipping. The flourishing textile industry had its origins in the ability to import inexpensive raw materials, manufacture products to equip the large number of Yarmouth-owned ships, and to transport finished products to foreign markets. Marine blacksmiths, foundries, ice-makers, wood-working plants, and sail makers developed to support the shipping industry and later evolved to serve a wider range of consumer markets.

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Parker-Eakins Sail Loft, about 1900

Yarmouth Duck and Yarn Company Limited, c. 1900, with Carding Department staff. The cotton mill was a significant employer for women of the community.

The Yarmouth Duck and Yarn Company was incorporated in 1883. The ship County of Yarmouth was the first vessel outfitted with sails from the Yarmouth Duck and Yarn Company. The firm later expanded its range of cotton goods to include industrial and consumer products. It went through changes in ownership and name, including Cosmos Imperial Mills, until it closed as Dominion Textiles Limited in 1991 after more than 100 years of operation.

Burrell-Johnson began as one of Yarmouth's major manufacturing industries

Manufacturing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 24, 2017
2. Manufacturing Marker
Looking NNW toward hospital across the bay
in the 1850s. It started as a blacksmith shop producing products for the ship building industry. At the end of the First World War, it closed after producing munitions and aircraft parts for the war effort. The 1890 Yarmouth Directory advertisement describes the range of products and services the firm provided at that time. During its peak production years Burrell-Johnson employed 150 workmen and boys in its foundry, shipyard, and machine shop.

Learn more about Yarmouth's heritage at the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives, 22 Collins Street
 
Erected 2003 by Yarmouth Waterfront Development Corporation and Others.
 
Location. 43° 50.754′ N, 66° 7.085′ W. Marker is in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, in Yarmouth County. Marker is on Water Street 0.1 kilometers south of Richards Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 1L9, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Land Transportation (here, next to this marker); Early Settlement (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Political Life (about 120 meters away); Milton Clock (about 120 meters away); Shipbuilding

Land Transportation and Manufacturing Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Land Transportation and Manufacturing Markers
Looking NNE
(about 150 meters away); The Fishery (about 180 meters away); Rum Running (about 180 meters away); Coronation Park (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yarmouth.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Brief Town of Yarmouth History. (Submitted on August 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Yarmouth's Historic Waterfront Panels. (Submitted on August 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Photo on Manufacturing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1900
4. Photo on Manufacturing Marker
Yarmouth Duck and Yarn Co Ltd Carding Department staff
Former Burrell-Johnson Iron Company Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 24, 2017
5. Former Burrell-Johnson Iron Company Building
Now the Sweeney Fisheries Museum, 112 Water St.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 158 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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