Westport, Nova Scotia

Westport, Nova Scotia is a village in Digby County, Nova Scotia and it is located on Brier Island in the Bay of Fundy. As of 2016, the population was 218.[1]

Coordinates: 44°15′39″N 66°21′06″W / 44.26083°N 66.35167°W

Westport, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Westport, Nova Scotia
Location of Westport in Nova Scotia
Westport post office – Brier Island, NS – (2018-08-31)
The post office in Westport

History

The settlement began with the arrival of David Welch and his family in 1769, as well as the Morrells. This was followed by the arrival of several more United Empire Loyalist families in 1783.

The village was incorporated in 1946.

A ferry service connects the village with Freeport, Nova Scotia on Long Island. A second ferry runs from Digby Neck to Long Island.

Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail solo around the world, grew up in Westport, where his mother was born. A monument in his memory was built on the southern end of the village.

References

  1. ^ 2016 census Statistics Canada
Arun-class lifeboat

The Arun-class lifeboat was a fast all-weather lifeboat designed by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) for service at its stations around the coasts of the United Kingdom and Ireland. They were operated by the RNLI between 1971 and 2008. Many have been sold to see further service in the lifeboat and coastguard services of other countries.

The class takes its name from the River Arun in Sussex, England.

Bay of Fundy

The Bay of Fundy (or Fundy Bay; French: Baie de Fundy) is a bay between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a small portion touching the US state of Maine. It has an extremely high tidal range.

Portions of the Bay of Fundy, Shepody Bay and Minas Basin, form one of six Canadian sites in the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network, and are classified as a Hemispheric site. It is administered by the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and the Canadian Wildlife Service, and is managed in conjunction with Ducks Unlimited Canada and the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

CCGS Clarks Harbour

The Canadian Coast Guard has had two motor life boats named the CCGS Clarks Harbour.

The first was a 13 metres (43 ft) vessel, which entered service in 1996.

The second was a Canadian Coast Guard Arun-class lifeboat, based on the United Kingdom 15.77 metres (51.7 ft) Arun-class motor life boat design.

She is staffed by a crew of four.

CCGS Sambro

CCGS Sambro is a Canadian Coast Guard search and rescue ship homeported in Sambro, Nova Scotia.

She is a Canadian Coast Guard Arun-class lifeboat, based on the United Kingdom 52 feet (16 m)

Arun-class motor life boat design. and forms the nucleus of Canadian Coast Guard Station Sambro (CCG Station Sambro) which maintains a crew of 4 personnel on duty 24 hours per day (2 shifts) who are expected to be underway within 30 minutes of being tasked on a SAR mission by Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax.

CCGS Westport

CCGS Westport is a Canadian Coast Guard search and rescue vessel homeported in Westport, Nova Scotia.She is a Canadian Coast Guard Arun-class lifeboat, based on the United Kingdom 15.77 metres (51.7 ft) Arun-class motor life boat design.

She entered service in 1997.Westport is staffed by a crew of four and allows rescued persons to survive one day before help arrives.

Edward Blackadder

Edward Blackadder (April 18, 1874 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia – October 22, 1922) was a Canadian politician, lecturer, physician and professor in Nova Scotia, Canada. He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in 1921 as a Member of the Liberal Party to represent the riding of Halifax.

He was the son of William Blackadder and May Henderson and was educated at Acadia University and Dalhousie University. Blackadder practised medicine for two years in Westport, Nova Scotia and then for 15 years in Halifax. He was a professor of Medical Jurisprudence at Dalhousie University from 1908 to 1920. Blackadder was also an editorial writer for the Acadian Recorder in Halifax from 1907 to 1922 and published a book of sonnets in 1895. Before being elected, he was an unsuccessful candidate in the 1911 election. Blackadder died in office having served just 321 days.

Joshua Slocum

Joshua Slocum (February 20, 1844 – on or shortly after November 14, 1909) was the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. He was a Nova Scotian-born, naturalised American seaman and adventurer, and a noted writer. In 1900 he wrote a book about his journey; Sailing Alone Around the World, which became an international best-seller. He disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his boat, the Spray.

List of shipwrecks in August 1849

The list of shipwrecks in August 1849 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during August 1849.

List of shipwrecks in August 1853

The list of shipwrecks in August 1853 includes some ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during August 1853.

List of shipwrecks in March 1842

The list of shipwrecks in March 1842 includes some ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during March 1842.

List of shipwrecks in November 1851

The list of shipwrecks in November 1851 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during November 1851.

List of shipwrecks in October 1847

The list of shipwrecks in October 1847 includes some ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during October 1847.

List of shipwrecks in September 1853

The list of shipwrecks in September 1853 includes some ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during September 1853.

Robert Baden Powell (politician)

Robert Baden Powell (May 24, 1901 – September 2, 1976) was a Canadian politician. He represented the electoral district of Digby in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1963 to 1970. He was a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia.Born in 1901 at Westport, Nova Scotia, Powell was a graduate of the Nova Scotia Teachers College. He was an industrial arts teacher by career. He married Rae Effie Hankinson in 1933. Powell entered provincial politics in the 1963 election, defeating Liberal incumbent Victor Cardoza by 293 votes in the Digby riding. He was re-elected by 129 votes in the 1967 election. He did not reoffer in the 1970 election. Powell died at Plympton, Nova Scotia on September 2, 1976.

Thomas C. Cooney

Thomas Calvin Cooney (July 18, 1853- January 8, 1907) was an American sailor serving in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

Westport

Westport is the name of several communities around the world.

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