Ships and Marine History

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(These international maritime shipping flags spell out 'Yarmouth County Museum.')

Yarmouth was one of Canada's major shipbuilding centres in the 19th century, and by 1879 it had the second largest registered tonnage in Canada. However, the advent of the steamship in the late 1800s brought an end to the age of sail and the decline of Yarmouth's wooden shipbuilding industry. This exhibit traces the rise and fall of sailing ships and includes displays on shipwrecks and model ships associated with the Yarmouth region.

(Click on any of the below thumbnails to view a slideshow of larger images)

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For more information on displays relating to Yarmouth's marine history: Bromo Etching, Captain's Cabin, Fresnel Lens, Killam Bros. Office, M.V. Bluenose, Ship Portrait Collection, Trades and Industries (fishing).

Links of Interest:

    Marine History of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
    Yarmouth and the Age of Sailing Ships (created by Jim Rideout's grade four class)