Ships and Marine History
Through the 19th century, Yarmouth was one of Canada's major shipbuilding centres, and by 1879 it had the second largest registered tonnage in Canada. However, the advent of the steamship in the late 1800s brought an end to the age of sail, and the decline of Yarmouth's wooden shipbuilding industry. Our exhibits on Yarmouth's marine history trace the rise and fall of sailing ships, and include displays on shipwrecks and detailed model ships associated with the Yarmouth region.
For more information on displays relating to Yarmouth's marine history: Bromo Etching, Captain's Cabin, Fresnel Lens, Killam Bros. Office, M.V. Bluenose, Ship Portrait Collection, Trades and Industries (fishing).
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