Canning, Nova Scotia, Seen From the Banks of the Habitant River

In album Weekly Photo Project 2013

My (Current) HomeTown. Can you imagine this as being a busy shipbuilding hub? The river you see here was the site of a major shipyard. The wikipedia entry describes the town as "much diminished in importance in recent years". I suspect the writer was perfecting his use of understatement in that sentence.  As I was taking these photographs, there were birds walking on the green algae growth on the surface of the river. 

1866 July – Schooner Escape

"When fire swept Canning's main street in July 1866, a small schooner was under construction on the stocks in the Bigelow shipyard. The wooden ship was ready for launching except for her spars, rigging, and sails. As the fire drew near, Ebenezer Bigelow saw the tide was high, and made a snap decision to launch immediately. Quickly, a crowd of people clambered on the vessel's deck, seeking to escape the flames. Later, the vessel would be named Escape. In 1874 Escape's luck ran out. She was lost with all on board near Digby Gut, Nova Scotia.
— Source: Stanley Spicer, in The Canning Gazette, Issue #127, July 1998"

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Week 32: My Hometown

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16 Responses

  1. You are most welcome! +renee Q
    Thank you so much +Pat Kight k
    Thanks for the visit +John Schmoll and for that nice comment.
    What a sweetie you are dear Ann – thank you so much, sis! +ann beaumont !
    +Sumit Sen not much of any activity around at all, certainly not industrial and not for over 100 years has a ship even been up that river, let alone being built there! Probably just enough draught for a rowing boat I suppose but I have never seen any boating activity there.


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