Famous as well is its annual Gathering of the Clans; many of the street signs in Pugwash are bilingual - English and Gaelic. Shipbuilding and fishing were major industries in the 19th century but they dwindled with the advent of the steamship and railway. A vast salt mine, opened 1959, is a major employer. Today Pugwash also supports a commercial lobster fishery as well as numerous businesses and artisans, in particular those working in pewter.
Author JANICE MILTON
Links to Other Sites
A profile of Cyrus Eaton. From Library and Archives Canada.
Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
The website for the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, an organization that is committed to reducing armed conflict and seeking cooperative solutions for global problems.
The website for the historic Village of Pugwash, located on the North Shore of Nova Scotia.
Atlantic Provinces Chambers of Commerce
The website for the Atlantic Provinces Chambers of Commerce (APCC), formerly the Maritime Board of Trade. Formed in 1896, this organization promotes and supports business and economic development in Atlantic Canada. Click on "Chambers" for links to local Chambers of Commerce.
Nova Scotia: Community Profiles
Search for statistical profiles of communities in the Province of Nova Scotia.