Goods & Services for the Marketplace
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
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
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 & Commerce • Man-Made Features •
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 172 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.