Hope you had a great weekend and had some time to sit back and enjoy your family and friends. A few weeks ago I released this beautiful coastal print of my hometown of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Since then I have been many questions regarding the print as well as Yarmouth and as a result I thought I would write a post about my hometown.
Yarmouth is located on the SouthWestern tip of Nova Scotia. It was originally settled by the Mi'kmaq. Samuel de Champlain later visited the area in approximately 1604 and named it "Cape Forchu" meaning "forked or cloven cape". The first Europeans to settle the region were the Acadians and by 1750 there was roughly 50 people living in the area. During the Seven Years War the area became home for settlers from Massachusetts and was given the name Yarmouth after their former home.
Due to it proximity to rich fishing grounds Yarmouth's port have been a key element in its local economy. Even today Yarmouth is known for its lobster industry. Did you know that between 1874 through to 1885 Yarmouth was Canada's second largest port in term of tonnage? Only Saint John, New Brunswick had more tonnage running through it.
I would encourage anyone interested in beautiful coastal scenes, fresh air, gorgeous beach and quaint towns steeped in rich heritage to visit Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and the surrounding communities.. For more information visit Yarmouth Acadian Shores website
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Historical information used in this blog can be found here at the Yarmouth Wikipedia website.
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