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Everyday Life & Observations in Digby & Area

Welcome to the Lobster Pound!

on September 4, 2012

Welcome to Hall’s Harbour, Nova Scotia!

Hall’s Harbour is located approximately100km (60 miles) east of our home in Digby. We are still getting use to our bearings as its odd for us to have the ferry going out of Digby to Saint John, New Brunswick which is due north of us! Again, another story for another day!

Hall’s Harbour is a working lobster pound and authentic fishing village dating back to 1779 when Captain Hall and his privateers used this quaint seaside village as a base.

Samuel Hall, an American privateer in the American revolution, used the cove to raid settlements but was forced to flee and abandon his ship in the harbour by pursuing militia in 1779.

Later on a shipyard produced many schooners, however, with the depletion of timber and the introduction of steamships and railways, the harbour continued as an inshore fishing port.

After World War II, coastal shipping ceased but the picturesque harbour became a favoured place to view the dramatic change of the Bay of Fundy tides.

Have you hugged a lobster today?


One response to “Welcome to the Lobster Pound!

  1. Vicki says:

    Very cute Randy lol

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