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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM219R_harbour-of-deception_Yarmouth-Nova-Scotia.html
Harbour of Deception For almost two centuries, Yarmouth's False Harbour has lived up to its name. Located at the end of Cape Forchu, False Harbour's rocky shores have fooled the most experienced and capable of mariners, especially during storms a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM219O_cheboque_Yarmouth-Nova-Scotia.html
Cheboque The name "Cheboque" comes from the Mi'kmaw word for "big marshes", a very accurate name for this area. Beginning at Arcadia, the Cheboque salt marsh sprawls 343 hectares (837 acres) alongside the Cheboque River. According to a 1607 map …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM219N_east-and-west-camps-rcaf-station-yarmouth-nova-scotia_Yarmouth-Nova-Scotia.html
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.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM218A_the-tusket-islands_Yarmouth-Nova-Scotia.html
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 shore. Duirng …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2180_a-footstep-into-the-harbour_Yarmouth-Nova-Scotia.html
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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM217Y_m-v-bluenose-anchor_Yarmouth-Nova-Scotia.html
This Anchor was donated to Freinds [sic - Friends] of the Yarmouth Light Society, by Bay Ferries. The fluke was broken off, when it got caught in [the] rocks on bottom, while at anchor just off the lighthouse. This anchor came off the M.V. Bluenos…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM216U_pieces-of-the-past_Yarmouth-Nova-Scotia.html
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 red br…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM214L_explosive-geology_Yarmouth-Nova-Scotia.html
The amazing geological formations you see along the Leif Ericson Trail, and at Cape Forchu, are the result of ancient volcanoes that erupted approximately 444-429 million years ago during the Silurian and early Devonian periods in Earth's history.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM213X_welcome-to-the-leif-ericson-trail_Yarmouth-Nova-Scotia.html
A Yarmouth - Viking Connection? This scenic trail is named after the famous Norse explorer, and son of Eric the Red, Leif Ericson, who may have visited these shores sometime around 1000 AD. Many scholars regard Leif Ericson as the first European…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM213C_lost-to-the-sea-perdus-en-mer_Yarmouth-Nova-Scotia.html
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 wido…
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