“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Yarmouth

Replica Cape Forchu Lighthouse and Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., July 24, 2017
Replica Cape Forchu Lighthouse and Marker
1Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Cape Forchu Lighthouse
This replica was created and donated to the citizens of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia from Doug Koohtow, Holland Landing, Ontario May 28, 2014 — Map (db m107869) HM
2Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Coronation Park
Sophia Killam Caie saw a need, and she was determined to meet it. The north end of town - Milton - needed a recreation ground for sports and games. Mrs. Caie, along with her husband, Robert, owned a portion of land that was ideally suited to . . . — Map (db m107323) HM
3Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Early SettlementA Diverse Background
With its sheltered harbour and abundant habitat for a natural food supply, the Yarmouth area was frequented by the native Mi'kmaq before the arrival of European visitors. The area was visited in 1604 by the French explorer Samuel D. Champlain . . . — Map (db m106161) HM
4Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — East and West Camps, RCAF Station Yarmouth Nova Scotia
This plaque was erected to commemorate all Naval, Army, Air Force and civilian personnel who served at the Yarmouth Air Base in the War of 1939 - 1945 to maintain our democratic freedoms. — Map (db m107738) HM
5Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — First Yarmouth Mayor and Council
The Town of Yarmouth _ Nova Scotia _ On its 75th anniversary as an incorporated town erects this memorial as a grateful tribute to the vision, devotion and unselfish public service of its First Mayor and Council we of . . . — Map (db m107878) HM
6Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Frost Park
This park named in honor of Charles Sydney Frost, M.C. Native son who, through diligence and ability, became President of the Bank of Nova Scotia June 14, 1956 — Map (db m107872) HM
7Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Frost ParkTown of Yarmouth
[Excerpt from Town of Yarmouth informational sign] Get your bearings Named after Charles Sydney Frost, a Yarmouth resident who became president of the Bank of Nova Scoita, this green space at the heart of the town is the perfect place to . . . — Map (db m107960) HM
8Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Hartlin TrailRobert E. Hartlin — 1936 - 2005 —
Executive Director Yarmouth Waterfront Development Corporation It is with great pleasure that the Yarmouth Waterfront Development Corporation dedicates this trail to the memory of Robert E. Hartlin. The "Hartlin Trail" extends . . . — Map (db m107897) HM
9Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Land TransportationConnecting by Road & Rail
Early transportation in Yarmouth was largely centred on the coast. Gradually, road development linked Yarmouth with the rest of Nova Scotia by land and regular passenger and mail services were established by stage coach. By 1891 railway links . . . — Map (db m107313) HM
10Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Lost to the Sea
Dedicated to the memory of all those residents of Yarmouth County and crew members of ships owned in Yarmouth County who have been lost to the sea We honour those here named as well as those not yet known to us [Remembered Dead . . . — Map (db m107927) HM
11Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Lost to the Sea / Perdus en Mer
The year 1879 was a disastrous one for Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, with no fewer than 31 vessels lost along with 106 persons. The ships lost were among the best of the Yarmouth fleet, some carrying valuable cargoes. The loss of life left 26 . . . — Map (db m107934) HM
12Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — ManufacturingGoods & 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, . . . — Map (db m107320) HM
13Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Milton ClockA Symbol of Community Pride & Confidence
Erected in 1911 at a cost of $1,200.00, the original Milton Clock was donated by Mrs. Robert Caie. The mechanical works of the clock were manufactured by J. Smith and Sons, Midland Clock Works, Derby, England. Located in the tower at the . . . — Map (db m106141) HM
14Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Political LifeA Colourful Past
During its early development Yarmouth was a part of Queens County and reported to the administrative seat in Liverpool. After 1784 Shelburne became the county town for Yarmouth. More local control was achieved with the formation of Yarmouth . . . — Map (db m106165) HM
15Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Rum RunningRum, Risk, and Riches!
The passage of the National Prohibition Act on January 16, 1920 signalled the prohibition of alcohol for general consumption in the United States and provided an opportunity for enterprising Yarmouth businessmen and seamen. Yarmouth-based . . . — Map (db m106221) HM
16Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Sarah CorningShe Lived to Serve Others
It is a long way from the farming community of Chegoggin, Yarmouth County, to a small village at the foot of Mount Ararat, but no journey was too far for Sarah Corning if there were children in need of care. Sarah Corning was born on 16 March, . . . — Map (db m107902) HM
17Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — ShipbuildingBuilding a Connection to the World
The first vessel known to have been built in Yarmouth was launched by John Sollows at Fish Point in 1764. Over the years, many ships were built in nearby communities such as Argyle, Tusket, Plymouth, Salmon River, Meteghan, and Belliveau's . . . — Map (db m106216) HM
18Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — 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 . . . — Map (db m106067) HM
19Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — the Killam Brothers Buildings & Wharf
The Killam Family Built a Business By the third quarter of the nineteenth century, many Yarmouth companies and their owners were enjoying substantial profits as a result of their investments in shipping and labours as commission . . . — Map (db m112200) HM
20Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — the Yarmouth-Boston Ferry
The Age of the Passenger Steamer With the coming of the steam engine, it was only a matter of time before the sleek lines of wooden hulls and trim masts were replaced by riveted steel plates and tall stacks. By the mid-nineteenth . . . — Map (db m112166) HM
21Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — The FisheryA Community Mainstay
A cornerstone of Yarmouth's economy from its first settlement, fishing continues to the present day to be an important aspect of life in the community. Yarmouth fishermen have always pursued a diversity of species: lobsters, scallops, cod, . . . — Map (db m106323) HM
22Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — the Parker-Eakins Buildings & Wharf
Merchants and Mariners True to the code of merchant-mariners, Parker-Eakins & Co. saw their mission as an endeavor “to facilitate the production, distribution and exchange of goods and services for mutual profit and . . . — Map (db m112171) HM
23Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — War Memorial
To the men of Yarmouth County who fell An•Dom•MCMXIV-MCMXIX [Roll of Honored Dead] ————————————— To the glory of God and dedicated to the memory of . . . — Map (db m107832) WM
24Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth — Women Philanthropists
Those Amazing Women The Age of Sail brought a considerable amount of wealth to the port of Yarmouth. There have been many instances in which those who earned these riches undertook projects to benefit the citizens of the area. However, none . . . — Map (db m107330) HM
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