Today, many 18th-century buildings remain, fishing is the mainstay of the economy and most citizens trace their ancestry back to the Loyalist refugees. The historic complex on Dock Street includes 4 Loyalist houses (including Ross-Thompson House) and the John C. Williams Dory Shop, built by the grandson of Loyalist Amos Williams. Donald MCKAY, the famous designer and builder of clipper ships, was born in Jordan Falls, 11 km northeast.
Author MARY ARCHIBALD
Links to Other Sites
Municipality of the District of Shelburne
The official website of the Municipality of the District of Shelburne.
Dory Shop Museum
The website for Shelburne's Dory Shop Museum, where visitors can learn about the development of the dory, a small craft that became a vital part of the Grand Banks fishery.
James Harding Master Ship Builder
View images of some of the impressive vessels built by Shelburne master shipwright James Harding. From the website for the Shelburne County Archives and Genealogical Society.
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.
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