Fishermen's Life Museum

Many of Nova Scotia's historic sites reflect the wealth that was made from the sea; the Fishermen's Life Museum tells the story of the ordinary men and women who made a living from fishing. This historic site in Jeddore Oyster Pond, NS, was built in 1857 by a fisherman, James Myers. It was later owned by Myers's son, Ervin, and his wife, Ethelda, who raised 13 children in this modest home. Like many fishing families, the Myers family supported itself with subsistence farming and cutting lumber in the winters, in addition to the inshore fishery. Visitors can get a sense of this way of life, which emphasized self-sufficiency and independence and which allowed the family some luxuries, like a pump organ in the parlour. The Fishermen's Life Museum is open to the public from early June to mid-October.