Shipbuilding in Nova Scotia / Construction navale en Nouvelle-Écosse

Shipbuilding in Nova Scotia / Construction navale en Nouvelle-Écosse (HM204B)

Location: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4H9 Yarmouth County
Country: Canada
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N 43° 49.42', W 66° 7.392'

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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 along the coast and Nova Scotian ships and men won fame on the Seven Seas. By 1870, even though steam was already replacing sail, Canada, led by Nova Scotia, still ranked fourth among ship-owning countries. The happy combination of master builders and superb sailors was nowhere better typified than in the port of Yarmouth.
Au Cap-Breton, la construction navale se dèveloppa au même rhythme que la colonie au XVIIIe siècle. À l'apogée de la navigation à voile, au XIXe siècle, mille et un vaisseaux de bois de toutes tailles furent construits dans les baies et havres de la côte et avec leurs équipages se firent bientôt une grande réputation sur toutes les mers. En 1870, même si la vapeur supplantait déjà la voile, le Canada occupait encore le quatrième rang parmi les marines marchandes du monde grâce à la Nouvelle-Écosse. C'est au port de Yarmouth que se trouvaient les constructeurs et les marins les plus renommés.
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HM NumberHM204B
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Year Placed1961
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
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Date Added Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 7:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 731331 N 4856311
Decimal Degrees43.82366667, -66.12320000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 49.42', W 66° 7.392'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 49' 25.2000" N, 66° 7' 23.5200" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 32 Main St, Yarmouth Nova Scotia B5A 4H9, CA
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