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By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
Sinclair Inn Marker
1Nova Scotia (Annapolis County), Annapolis Royal — Sinclair InnL’auberge Sinclair
English The Sinclair Inn is an important document in the history of building in Atlantic Canada. In the 1780s, tavern-keeper Frederick Sinclair created this inn by combining two existing structures. Both were frame, and the walls of one . . . — Map (db m78701) HM
2Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), Glace Bay — Marconi Wireless Station / La Station de Communication Sans Fil de Marconi
English: Having demonstrated the feasibility of transatlantic wireless communication in 1901, Guglielmo Marconi established a permanent station on Cape Breton Island in 1902. When the original Table Head site proved too . . . — Map (db m139300) HM
3Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), Louisbourg — Fizel HouseMaison Fizel
English: These are the remains of a two and a half storey masonry house built in the late 1730s for merchant and militia captain Julien Fizel and his wife Françoise Tetard. The house served several purposes: the basement was used as . . . — Map (db m142961) HM
4Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), Louisbourg — 9 — Sydney and Louisbourg Railway Museum
Cape Breton’s mining industry dictated the need of an outlet in Louisbourg to link the various railways around Sydney with Louisbourg’s ice-free harbour, allowing for year-round shipping of coal. The first attempt in 1873 was a narrow, poorly . . . — Map (db m142965) HM
5Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), Louisbourg — The Lobster FisheryLe pêche du homard
English: Between 15 May and 15 July the ocean in front of you is dotted with the buoys of the lobster fishery. The Mi’kmaq as well as the French and the English ate lobster and other shellfish during the 18th Century. During the 1754 siege . . . — Map (db m79941) HM
6Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), New Waterford — Anderton Shearer Loader
The Anderton Shearer-Loader was a widely used coal cutter loader in which the ordinary jib of the longwall coal cutter was replaced by a shear drum capable of cutting a "web" of variable depth. The machine traveled on an armored conveyor and . . . — Map (db m151727) HM
7Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), New Waterford — Armoured Face Conveyor
The armoured face conveyor (AFC) is a very large and robust piece of coal mining equipment that was installed along the full length of an underground longwall face. The coal cutting machine or shearer rode on top of the AFC where it deposited cut . . . — Map (db m151729) HM
8Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), New Waterford — JoyHydraulically Powered Longwall Roof Support
2 leg x 510 tonne yield hydraulically powered longwall roof support. These longwall roof supports were the last set purchased and were used underground at Prince Colliery. Each support was 5 feet wide, weighed 13 tonnes, and had a height range of 48 . . . — Map (db m151728) HM
9Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), New Waterford — Miner's Monument
Erected to the memory of those killed in explosion in No. 12 Colliery New Waterford July 25th 1917 Gaeton Angelo Aged 24 Yrs. • Frank Pancryk Aged 32 Yrs. • Constantino Boa Aged 22 Yrs. • Isaac Boone Aged 38 Yrs. • George Butt Aged 26 . . . — Map (db m151635) HM
10Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), New Waterford — Standing The GaffWilliam Davis — 1888-1925 —
(panel 1) In March of 1925, the members of District 26, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) were earning an average of $3.70 per day. The pits had worked only part time for the past twenty-four months and the miners had been through a . . . — Map (db m151636) HM
11Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), New Waterford — William DavisMemorial — Colliery Lands Park —
William Davis, a miner, with the British Empire Steel Corporation (BESCO), was employed at the No. 12 Colliery, New Waterford. In 1920, BESCO management began a targeted campaign to break the union. There were 58 strikes in the Sydney Coal Field . . . — Map (db m151725) HM
12Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), Port Morien — Gowrie and North Atlantic Collieries
In 1861, Archibald and Company, a family-run business from North Sydney, opened the Gowrie Mine in Cow Bay. It was the most successful mining operation in Cape Breton in the 19th Century. Preliminary mining commenced at an old pit near the shore. . . . — Map (db m144075) HM
13Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), Port Morien — L'industrie du Charbon au Canada / Canada's Coal Industry
Français: Deux mille pieds au sud-est de cet endroit se trouvent les vestiges de la première exploitation régulière d’une mine de charbon en Amérique, commencée par le Français en 1720. Cette industrie, modeste à son origine, est . . . — Map (db m139292) HM
14Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), Port Morien — Morien Businesses of the Past
Joseph Talmage (J.T.) Irwin purchased a parcel of land in 1917 on the south side of Breakwater Street, with the intention of building an all-purpose store. He operated it for several years. At his death in 1934, his wife, Charlotte, and their . . . — Map (db m144071) HM
15Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), Port Morien — The First Coal Workings in North America
Commercial coal mining began in Port Morien in 1720 after a mine had been opened to supply The Fortress at Louisbourg. This was the first commercial coal mine in North America. After the English victory at Louisbourg in 1758, the mine remained in . . . — Map (db m139293) HM
16Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), Port Morien — The Fishery in Port Morien
The first recorded commercial fishing activity in Cow Bay occurred when the Bourinot family purchased fish, dried them, and supplied the fishermen. Lobster factories could be found in both Port Morien and South Head. The factory owned by David . . . — Map (db m144076) HM
17Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), Sydney — The Development of Whitney Pier / L'essor De Whitney Pier
English: In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, thousands of immigrants came to Cape Breton from Europe, the West Indies, the United States, and elsewhere to work in iron and steel production. Many settled in Whitney Pier, . . . — Map (db m139295) HM
18Nova Scotia (Colchester County), Balmoral Mills — Balmoral Grist Mill
[1.] Water turbines the power that ran the mill This illustration shows one type of setup for a turbine driven gristmill. Illustration from "the Red Mill Reborn". Used with permission of 'Lou Robertella, . . . — Map (db m108181) HM
19Nova Scotia (Colchester County), Balmoral Mills — Local Granite Stone
You can see where some of the rock has been removed to make a millstone Located at Kennedy Hill, Central New Annan Donated by Mr. William Woodlock — Map (db m108169) HM
20Nova Scotia (Colchester County), Balmoral Mills — Sutherland Sawmill Turbine
This turbine came from a sawmill located a few hundred yards upstream of our mill The saw mill was built ca 1886 by brothers James and Alexander Sutherland. Another brother Robert, built a blacksmith shop on the same property. The mill . . . — Map (db m108182) HM
21Nova Scotia (Colchester County), Balmoral Mills — Turbines: From Direct to Indirect Power Production
Turbines began to become commonplace in the mid-1800's and had virtually replaced vertical waterwheels by the mid 1860's. Below are a number of illustrations showing typical mill setups and power transfer. In 1881 the Schoellkopf Power Station . . . — Map (db m108183) HM
22Nova Scotia (Colchester County), Truro — The Lumber Jack, circa 1900
The Lumber Jack represents the exciting role Truro has played in development of forestry in Nova Scotia. Truro has always been, and still is today, a centre of forestry activity. The forest industry continues to be the backbone of the local and . . . — Map (db m108243) HM
23Nova Scotia (Cumberland County), Fort Lawrence — Amherst – Modern Period 1800s and 1900s
A Manufacturing Town All major roads and rail-lines run through Amherst, making it a natural gateway into Nova Scotia. The town is also in the middle of a rich agricultural and coal-mining area. Amherst became a major manufacturing town in . . . — Map (db m112104) HM
24Nova Scotia (Cumberland County), Pictou — Willard Sterling Boyle, C.C.Inventor / Inventeur — Nobel Laureate (Physics, 2009) / Lauréat du prix Nobel (Physique, 2009) —
Bill was from Wallace, where his grandfather worked in the quarry and kept the lighthouse. His father was the village doctor until their move to the backwoods of northern Quebec. While there, Bill was home schooled by his mother until age 14, when . . . — Map (db m108089) HM
25Nova Scotia (Cumberland County), Pugwash — Evolution of Pugwash IndustryOur Harbour • Our Heritage
Pugwash sits on top the largest salt deposit in Atlantic Canada. The train tracks, bridges, and wharves that defined the tapestry of the village infrastructure changed significantly over the decades as local industry evolved, including the opening . . . — Map (db m108068) HM
26Nova Scotia (Cumberland County), Pugwash — Nova Scotia ClayworksOur Harbour • Our Heritage
While lobster boats have filled the local wharves for generations, the community's most unique feature may have been the 130 ft. (39.6m) smoke stack belonging to Nova Scotia Clayworks on the opposite side of the harbour. Started in 1889, the . . . — Map (db m108078) HM
27Nova Scotia (Cumberland County), Pugwash — Pugwash HarbourOur Harbour • Our Heritage
The deep harbour of Pugwash has a long and storied seafaring heritage, with many eras of ships carrying lumber and raw materials up and down the Eastern Seaboard. [Historic Pugwash photos] "Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be . . . — Map (db m108080) HM
28Nova Scotia (Guysborough County), Canso — Canso
Important as a centre for the North Atlantic fisheries from the 16th century, the islands in Canso Harbour offered a safe haven for fishermen. First frequented by the French and Basques, the area became the site of an extensive . . . — Map (db m138598) HM
29Nova Scotia (Guysborough County), Canso — Where Fishermen Meet/Lieu de rencontre des pêcheurs
Fishermen sailed to this coast before the earliest explorers. In the early 1600s French and Basque fishermen dropped handlines in the waters. By 1725 New Englanders were pulling in cod worth 150,000 pounds (New England currency) . . . — Map (db m140554) HM
30Nova Scotia (Guysborough County), Port Felix — Captain Savalette
Every summer for more than 40 years, beginning in 1565, this Basque fisherman from Saint-Jean-de-Euz sailed to Eskikewa'kik, a district of Mi’kma’ki within the traditional territory of the Mi'kmaq. Here, his crew caught codfish, which . . . — Map (db m138605) HM
31Nova Scotia (Guysborough County), Port Felix — Welcome to Place Savalette
Welcome to Place Savalette This park has been developed to mark and explain the site of the historic 1607 meeting between Basque fisherman/entrepreneur, Captain Savalette and explorer/cartographer Samuel de Champlain on the shores . . . — Map (db m139825) HM
32Nova Scotia (Guysborough County), Queensport — Queensport, Guysborough County
A Community linked to the Sea Queensport was a fishing village community long before the first European settlers arrived here in the 1700s. Each spring and summer, the aboriginal Mi’kmaq would gather to harvest fish, one of the most . . . — Map (db m141232) HM
33Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Cast Iron Facade / Façade en Fonte
English: This building, erected in 1860, provides a rare and early example of a full cast iron facade in Canada. Used in construction since the 1770s, cast iron had become a popular decorative material by the mid-19th century . . . — Map (db m139596) HM
34Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Enos Collins1774-1871
English: An ambitious seaman from Liverpool, N.S., and sometime privateer, Enos Collins was reputed to be the richest man in British North America when he died. His fortune, amassed through shrewd investments in mercantile, . . . — Map (db m139664) HM
35Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Here We BeganA Marker of Distinction
Just inland from this place, Chebucto Landing, 2,576 first permanent settlers of Halifax came ashore from thirteen small ships in June 1749. Here, you are at the shore of one of the great natural harbours of the world, the focus of Halifax's . . . — Map (db m113185) HM
36Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Izaak Walton & Dorothy Johnston Killam
Izaak Walton Killam, born in Yarmouth, N.S. in 1885, was the leading Canadian business person of the first half of the 20th Century. His Royal Securities Corporation owned, controlled or financed many of Canada's major companies, mainly in pulp . . . — Map (db m113081) HM
37Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Ocean Terminals/le terminal ocean terminals
National Historic Civil Engineering Site Ocean Terminals 1912-1928 A tribute to the civil engineers and contractors who designed and built these ocean terminals Canadian Society for Civil Engineering June 1998 Site historique . . . — Map (db m139330) HM
38Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Port of Halifax/Port de Halifax
English: The Port of Halifax is one of the world’s finest natural harbours. Ice-free year-round, its main channel depth of over 18 metres (60 feet) offers shippers some of the deepest and most navigable waters along the North American . . . — Map (db m140099) HM
39Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Samuel Cunard1787-1865
A native son and a great Nova Scotian, he received his early training in this city and became a highly regarded merchant, humanitarian and ship owner. All this was a prelude to his most successful venture, the founding of the British and North . . . — Map (db m77879) HM
40Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Samuel Cunard(1787-1865)
English: Samuel Cunard was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on November 21, 1787. He was the eldest son of Abraham and Margaret Cunard, United Empire Loyalists who emigrated from Philadelphia (Germantown) to Nova Scotia in 1783. His . . . — Map (db m139200) HM
41Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Sir Samuel Cunard1787-1865
English: Born in Halifax of Loyalist parentage, Cunard founded in the maritime provinces a commercial empire embracing banking, lumber, land, coal and, especially, shipping. Involved in transatlantic steam navigation from its early . . . — Map (db m139202) HM
42Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — William Henry Chase1852-1933
English: A native of Kings County, Chase made his fortune as a shipper of potatoes and apples, warehouse developer and speculator in Annapolis Valley fruits. Active in the Nova Scotia Fruit Grower’s Association, he initiated apple . . . — Map (db m141002) HM
43Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Peggy's Cove — The Lure of Peggy's Cove
Before Peggy's Cove was a community, it was a popular destination among fishermen. But what inspired these fishermen to make this their permanent home? It was this sheltered cove, which offered close proximity to the large populations of fish in . . . — Map (db m112570) HM
44Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Sheet Harbour — Early Settlement — Sheet Harbour —
Following the expulsion of the Acadians in 1755, the Government of Nova Scotia distributed grants of land, in an effort to populate the province with British subjects. Prior to white settlement, Sheet Harbour served as a summer hunting . . . — Map (db m146114) HM
45Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Sheet Harbour — Hydroelectric Power — Sheet Harbour —
For almost 150 years, the East and West Rivers provided Sheet Harbour with waterpower for its sawmills. In the 1920s, the East River played an important role in delivering hydroelectric power to Sheet Harbour, as well as other communities in Nova . . . — Map (db m146158) HM
46Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Sheet Harbour — Lumbering & Sawmills — Sheet Harbour —
Situated on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia, Sheet Harbour lies at the junction of the East and West Rivers. This forested area, with its excellent river systems and natural port, proved ideal for the establishment of a prosperous lumber . . . — Map (db m146119) HM
47Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Sheet Harbour — Salmon — Sheet Harbour —
For centuries, salmon fishing on Sheet Harbour’s East and West Rivers was both a livelihood and leisure activity. The Mi’kmaq were the first to utilize this rich resource, while Loyalist settlers and their descendents fished salmon for . . . — Map (db m146120) HM
48Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Sheet Harbour — Sheet Harbour
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 . . . — Map (db m146113) HM
49Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Sheet Harbour — Shipbuilding & Shipping — Sheet Harbour —
With few existing roads along the Eastern Shore in the eighteenth century, the only reliable route to Halifax was by sea. During this period, Sheet Harbour’s isolated inhabitants relied on boats and ships for fishing, trade, and travel along the . . . — Map (db m146116) HM
50Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Sheet Harbour — The Community — Sheet Harbour —
Following the expulsion of the Acadians in 1755, the Government of Nova Scotia distributed grants of land in an effort to populate the province with British subjects. Located 75 miles (115 km) east of Halifax, on Highway 7, the . . . — Map (db m146118) HM
51Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Sheet Harbour — The Pulp & Paper Industry — Sheet Harbour —
As Sheet Harbour's lumber industry prospered in the nineteenth century, there was a growing demand for ground wood pulp, which was used in the manufacture of paper products such as newsprint. Local lumber baron William Chisholm . . . — Map (db m146117) HM
52Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Tangier — Prince Alfred Arch / L'Arche Prince Alfred
English: Prince Alfred (1844-1900), second son of Queen Victoria, visited Tangier on October 19, 1861, arriving by boat, here in Mason's Cove. The prince and his party of dignitaries were welcomed by the Government Superintendent, . . . — Map (db m150295) HM
53Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Chéticamp — Dés l'année suivante, en 1927 / The following year, in 1927
Français: Dés l'année suivante, en 1927, M. J. Macfarland engage M. A. Boudreau à temps plein comme directeur-adjoint des opérations à Chéticamp. M. Boudreau s'occupe particulièrement de la comptabilité de la compagnie, . . . — Map (db m139698) HM
54Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Chéticamp — La Bouée du havre / The Harbour Bouy
Français: Cette bouée ancrée dans le havre de Chéticamp permettait aux grands transatlantiques de tourner sur eux-mêmes. Elle avait été entièrement attachée avec des rivets chauds. Elle servit de 1928 à 1946. . . . — Map (db m139797) HM
55Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Chéticamp — La fin d'un rêve / The End of a Dream
Français: La guerre met cependant fin aux opérations quand l'Angleterre réquisitionne les bateaux pour le ravitaillement des troupes. La dernière cargaison pour l'Angleterre fut déchargée en mer pour permettre au bateau de se . . . — Map (db m139734) HM
56Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Chéticamp — M. Joseph Macfarland / Mr. Joseph MacFarland1923-1947
Français: Après plusieurs vaines tentatives de ressusciter l'entreprise, ce n'est qu'en 1926 que l'Atlantic Gypsum Company de Boston achète toutes les installations et engage M. Joseph MacFarland pour relancer l'exploitation de la . . . — Map (db m139697) HM
57Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Chéticamp — The Gypsum Mine/La Mine De Plâtre
Father Pierre Fiset, Chéticamp parish priest, is generally recognized as being responsible for starting the gypsum mine in Chéticamp in 1907. When news broke that a prospector named Grandin had found gypsum in Chéticamp, Father Fiset . . . — Map (db m139335) HM
58Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Chéticamp — Tunnel et Quai de la mine / Tunnel and Mine Wharf
Français: On creuse un tunnel de l'entrepôt jusqu'à la mer, passant sous le chemin ; on construit un long quai recouvert dans lequel on achemine le gypse par convoyeur. Tous les travaux sont terminés en 1929, et au mois de juin de . . . — Map (db m139696) HM
59Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Chéticamp — Voie ferrée et « Lu vieille Louise » / The railroad and "La Vieille Louise"1910-1914
Français: Les affaires vont bien, on décide d'agrandir. Après le décès du Père Fiset, on emprunte 100,000$ pour construire une voie ferrée entre la carrière et le quai des Fiset. On achète une locomotive à vapeur avec dix wagons . . . — Map (db m139695) HM
60Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Port Hastings — Canso Causeway"Air Lorg Nan Eilean," The Road to the Isles
Making a Living in the Strait of Canso Area since 1784. Transportation and Communication Early Years: Stage Coach Lines, Ferries, Mail Service Link, Telegraph Offices, American Consular Offices, Railroads, Boston Boats and Coastal . . . — Map (db m139296) HM
61Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Port Hastings — History of the Canso Canal / Historique du Canal de Canso
English: The Strait of Canso separates Cape Breton Island from the mainland of Nova Scotia. The Mi'kmaq were the original settlers in the area until the 1780's, when other settlements were established on both shores. Historically, . . . — Map (db m139299) HM
62Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Bridgewater — 6 — The Great Fire 1899 / Le grand incendie de 1899***Riverfront Renaissance***
Up in Flames In the cold, early hours of January 12, 1899, a fire began in the basement store of E. B. Simonson, located in the Music Hall at the corner of Dominion Street, and Commercial (now King) Street, where you are . . . — Map (db m112426) HM
63Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — “…for those in peril on the sea.”
English Seafaring of all kinds, and fishing especially, is one of most dangerous occupations. Lunenburgers have lived with the dangers associated with making a living from the sea. Fishermen in dories would get lost in the fog, unable to . . . — Map (db m78204) HM
64Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — Lunenburg’s Fishing Industry 1870’s - 1940’sL’industrie de la pêche à Lunenburg de 1870 aux années 1940
English By 1870, Lunenburg schooners abandoned the Labrador fishery and concentrated on the fishing banks off of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Instead of handlining from the schooner’s deck, fishermen set out in dories - double-ended, flat . . . — Map (db m78207) HM
65Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — Lunenburg’s Fishing Industry Since 1940’sL’industrie des pêches de Lunenburg depuis les années 1940
English Although efforts were made to use large vessels known as otter trawls in the offshore fishery in the 1920’s, they were not used extensively until after the Second World War. Unlike the long line which used baited hooks to attract . . . — Map (db m78206) HM
66Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — Lunenburg’s Fishing Industry to the 1870’sL’industrie de la pêche à Lunenburg avant les années 1870
English Lunenburg’s early settlers, the “Foreign Protestants,” came from a rich agricultural area in Europe and it was planned that they should establish farms which could supply both their own needs and those of the colony’s . . . — Map (db m78259) HM
67Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — Lunenburg’s Shipbuilding TraditionLa tradition de la construction navale à Lunenburg
English Lunenburg’s success in the fishery stimulated the construction of many fishing vessels. Almost all of the schooners fishing out of Lunenburg during the Town’s first 200 years were built in the Town or in other Lunenburg County . . . — Map (db m78154) HM
68Nova Scotia (Pictou County), New Glasgow — A Memorial to the Ship Building Industry
Into the East River at New Glasgow between 1821 and 1918 were launched some two hundred and ten sailing ships of 100 to 1400 tons burthen, built by native workmen from native materials. The locally owned, commanded and manned vessels moved . . . — Map (db m144793) HM
69Nova Scotia (Pictou County), New Glasgow — Bell's Corner
This area of Downtown New Glasgow was known as Bell's Corner for well over a century. Basil Bell (chemist, teacher and entrepreneur) constructed this architecturally sound stone home and store (to your left) in the mid 1840's. He and his wife would . . . — Map (db m144797) HM
70Nova Scotia (Pictou County), New Glasgow — Captain George R. McKenzie"Father of Pictou County Shipbuilding"
”One of New Glasgow’s most interesting and notable persons is George Rogers McKenzie. During his lifetime he was a builder of ships, deep water captain, a master mariner and a politician.” —Stories from Pictou County’s . . . — Map (db m144795) HM
71Nova Scotia (Pictou County), New Glasgow — Industrial Centre Lofts
You are standing beside the Mae MacGillivray Building, which was renovated in 2014 by MacGillivray Properties Limited. The loft apartments have an industrial theme rooted in the County's history of coal, steel and shipbuilding. A 1916 book Pictou . . . — Map (db m144806) HM
72Nova Scotia (Pictou County), New Glasgow — New GlasgowYour Shore to Relax & Reconnect
The community that was to become New Glasgow was settled in 1784 by Deacon Thomas Fraser. By 1809 the Town was named after Old Glasgow in Scotland and incorporated in 1875. A strong entrepreneurial spirit was evident even in 1809 when the first . . . — Map (db m144794) HM
73Nova Scotia (Pictou County), New Glasgow — New Glasgow Heritage
New Glasgow is a scenic riverside town of 9,455 residents, which serves as the commercial-service centre for northern Nova Scotia with a rich multi-cultural mosaic. Founded by Scottish settlers in 1784, the town was named after Glasgow, Scotland and . . . — Map (db m144801) HM
74Nova Scotia (Pictou County), New Glasgow — Viola DesmondEducator, Entrepreneur, Human Rights Activist
Mrs. Viola Irene (Davis) Desmond was born on July 6, 1914 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to James and Gwendolyn Davis. Viola was one of 15 siblings who grew up in and around the city area. After graduating from Bloomfield High School with excellent marks, . . . — Map (db m144798) HM
75Nova Scotia (Pictou County), Stellarton — Frank H. Sobey
”The Town of Stellarton always meant a lot to me” —Frank H. Sobey Stellarton Town Square was the site of the Jubilee Theatre and the first Sobeys Food Store, built in 1912 by John William Sobey to expand his meat delivery . . . — Map (db m151321) HM
76Nova Scotia (Pictou County), Stellarton — Frank Hoyse Sobey, OC1902-1985 — Businessman, Civic Leader, Public Servant, Nova Scotian —
Best known as the entrepreneur who grew his father’s small meat delivery business into a regional grocery powerhouse that has since expanded to serve millions of Canadians country-wide, Frank H. Sobey was, first and foremost, a proud Nova Scotian . . . — Map (db m151320) HM
77Nova Scotia (Pictou County), Stellarton — The General Mining Association (GMA)La General Mining Association (GMA)
English: This British firm established coal mining as a major industry in Nova Scotia. Granted a monopoly of provincial mineral rights in 1826, the GMA developed coal operations here at Albion Mines and at Sydney Mines, and . . . — Map (db m140077) HM
78Nova Scotia (Pictou County), Trenton — First Pouring of Steel in CanadaJuly 25, 1883 — Trenton, Nova Scotia
From humble beginnings, two enterprising Pictou County blacksmiths, Graham Fraser and Forrest MacKay would set up a business to manufacture products for the railway and shipping industry. In the year 1878 they would move their growing company to . . . — Map (db m150404) HM
79Nova Scotia (Pictou County), Trenton — Honouring the First Successful Commercial Pouring of Steel in Canada - 1883
This interpretive panel erected on July 11, 2019 to commemorate the designation by Trenton Town Council of this area as a Trenton Heritage Site, where the first successful commercial pouring of Steel in Canada occurred in 1883, within the Steel . . . — Map (db m150403) HM
80Nova Scotia (Pictou County), Trenton — The First Steel Made in Canada
On September first, 1953, seventy years after the production in the open hearth plant of the Nova Scotia Steel Company Limited at Trenton, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, of the first steel ever made in Canada, this ingot, cast in 1883, erected by the . . . — Map (db m150496) HM
81Nova Scotia (Pictou County), Trenton — Trenton Works Axle Hammer"The Heartbeat of Pictou County"
Trenton Works axle hammer had a distinct sound when operating. People would refer to it as the "heartbeat of Pictou County", as the sound meant the plant received an order which was good news for the local economy. Trenton Works employees were noted . . . — Map (db m150402) HM
82Nova Scotia (Victoria County), Baddeck — Alexander Graham Bell National Historic ParkParc historique national Alexander Graham Bell
English: The Park commemorates the humanitarian and scientific achievements of Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) and his associates Frederick W. Baldwin • John A.D. McCurdy • Glenn H. Curtiss • Thomas E. Selfridge Most of the . . . — Map (db m80007) HM
83Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Cape Forchu — A Footstep into the Harbour
The Southwestern shore of Nova Scotia, including Yarmouth County, is home to one of Canada's largest fisheries. For over two hundred years, fishing boats have sailed past this point, as well as from other ports in this region, to fish groundfish, . . . — Map (db m107638) HM
84Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Cape Forchu — Pieces of the Past
Pieces of the Past Since 1840, a lighthouse has kept watch over Cape Forchu and the approaches of Yarmouth Harbour. In 1962, the original lighthouse was replaced with the iconic "apple core" structure that towers over the Cape today. The . . . — Map (db m107551) HM
85Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Cape Forchu — The Tusket Islands
The Tusket Islands Located south of Yarmouth, the Tusket Islands extend mainly along the coast, from Pinkney's Point to Wedgeport. The Tusket Island chain was once a great asset to the fishing economy of Nova Scotia's Southwestern . . . — Map (db m107652) HM
86Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Lower West Pubnico — Recolter la mer / Harvesting the SeaQuai Dennis Point / Dennis Point Wharf
Récolter la mer Vous êtes debout sur l'un des quais de pêche les plus achalandés au Canada. Autrefois, le hareng était pêché dans des parcs en fascines, ou « nijagans » inventés par les Mi'kmaq. Le poisson entrait dans le parc . . . — Map (db m108006) HM
87Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Middle West Pubnico — Dennis PointLiving Wharves / Tchais Vivants
Following the fish While Dennis Point's most valuable fishery is lobster, this wharf is also home to Canada's largest ground fishing fleet. This diverse fishery takes our fishermen (and women) to many special fishing areas. Going the . . . — Map (db m108001) HM
88Nova 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
89Nova 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
90Nova 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
91Nova 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
92Nova 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
93Nova 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
94Nova 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
95Nova 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
96Nova 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
97Nova 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
98Nova 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
99Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Yarmouth Bar — Seafaring Sons of Yarmouth County
On this, the site of the first launching in the county, 1764, this monument is erected in proud memory of all the seafaring sons of Yarmouth County who, "going down to the sea in ships," by their outstanding seamanship and . . . — Map (db m107252) HM
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