Port Roseway Harbour ' lucky enough'

Please take a cyber journey to the Nova Scotia archives to access more detailed information about our treasured Shelburne Harbour as seen yesterday, a good many yesterdays ago, as it happens. This map was printed in July of 1798. The numbers represent the varying harbour depths in fathoms. 1 Fathom = 6 feet or 1 Fathom = 1.8288 meters. McNutt's Island, shown as Rofeneath Ifland ('f's' are s's...so Roseneath Island to us aka McNutt's Island). The East side or Right side of the Island is the beginning and shipping waterway into the Harbour. From the south end (bottom) of Roseneath Island to the mouth of the Roseway River at the top of the map it is approximately 9 Nautical mile or 10.3 mile

Watercolours by 'Jack'- John Eugene Smith

Jack was born and lived in Shelburne until grade 4 when his family relocated to New Minas in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. While living in New Minas his parents arranged for art lessons from a local artist. At age 11, he was instructed in oils for only a short time before the family returned to Shelburne. His family settled just a short distance from The Cooper’s Inn. Jack later worked with Lawrence Smith (no relation) as an apprentice cooper right here on Dock Street. Barrel Making wasn’t to be Jack’s vocation. He went on to study at Saint Mary’s University gaining both a B.Sc and B.Ed. and returned to Shelburne teaching for 30 years. Part of his legacy was to have a painting pla

''A Remarkable Blind Man''

"George Gracie is described in Marion Robertson's KINGS BOUNTY A HISTORY OF EARLY SHELBURNE NOVA SCOTIA. Halifax. The Nova Scotia Museum 1983, as a ''remarkable blind man''. He was one of the founders of a Whalefishing Company formed in 1784 - which unfortunately ceased operation in 1789 - due to the economy of the times and the decision of the British Government not to extend special considerations to the colonies. George owned a brig which was in the whaling trade. He also shared ownership with Henry Negust in the schooner EXPERIMENT which was built in Shelburne for trade with the West Indies. His ship GOOD INTENT was a ''prize'' purchased by him from a privateer and he had shares in the w

Where History Meets Hospitality is a blog about all things Nova Scotian with significant focus on Shelburne & Shelburne County Areas of Nova Scotia's South Western Shore.

Learn about the history, the people and the synergies that make this place we call home...'home'. Sometimes it will be for too short visits. Other times it may be something more extended.

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