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Encyclopedia > Liverpool, Nova Scotia

Liverpool (2001 pop.: 3,295) is a Canadian community and former town located along Nova Scotia's South Shore. It is located in the Region of Queens Municipality. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... A community usually refers to a group of people who interact and share certain things as a group, but it can refer to various collections of living things sharing an environment, plant or animal. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages None (English,French,Gaelic) Flower Trailing arbutus Tree Red Spruce Bird Osprey Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 11 10 Area... The South Shore is a region of Nova Scotia Canada. ... The Queens Regional Municipality is a Canadian regional municipality located in southwestern Nova Scotia. ...

Liverpool's bridge at Bristol Avenue, crossing the Mersey River
Liverpool's bridge at Bristol Avenue, crossing the Mersey River

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Geography

The town is located on the Atlantic coast at the mouth of the Mersey River. Its coordinates are 44.04° N 64.72° W. The Mersey River is a river in Nova Scotia which flows from Lake Kejimkujik in Kejimkujik National Park, then through Lake Rossignol to empty into the Atlantic Ocean at the town of Liverpool, Nova Scotia. ...


History

Liverpool was founded as a fishing port in 1759, and named after Liverpool in England—which also lies on a Mersey River. The town only grew to prominence after the American Revolutionary War when it was populated by Loyalist refugees. During the war, Liverpool was used by privateers who preyed on American shipping off Nova Scotia's and New England's coasts. An eye-witness account of this period can be found in the published diaries of Simeon Perkins, an important merchant in early Liverpool. 1759 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Template:Warningbox Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough in North West England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Combatants American Revolutionaries, France, The Netherlands, Spain, American Indians Great Britain, German mercenaries, Loyalists, American Indians Canadian Indians Commanders George Washington, Comte de Rochambeau, Nathanael Greene, Bernardo de Gálvez Sir William Howe, Sir Henry Clinton, Lord Cornwallis (more commanders) The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the... United Empire Loyalists is the name given to the portion of British Loyalists who resettled in British North America and other British Colonies as an act of fealty to King George III after the British defeat in the American Revolutionary War, and to recover lost fortunes (land and private property... A privateer was a private ship (or its captain) authorized by a countrys government to attack and seize cargo from another countrys ships. ... Simeon Perkins (February 24, 1735 to May 9, 1812) was a Nova Scotia merchant, diarist and politician. ...


During the 19th century the town became a major seaport as the fishing and ship building industries grew. The town also became a leading exporter of timber which was floated down the Mersey River (Called Rivière Rossignol by the Acadians) from the inland forests. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The introduction of steam shipping and the collapse of the local Bank of Liverpool in 1871 severely hurt the town's economy and it went into a long decline. Its fortunes were temporarily revived in the 1920s when it became a centre for rum-runners exporting alcohol to the United States during prohibition. Paddle steamers - Lucerne-Switzerland This article is about the water vessel. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The 1920s was a decade sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... Rum-running is the business of smuggling or transporting of alcoholic beverages illegally, usually to circumvent taxation or prohibition. ... Prohibition is any of several periods during which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or illegal. ...


Economy

Tourism has become increasingly important to Liverpool and the South Shore in recent decades, particularly as tourists travel the Lighthouse Route scenic drive between the ferry port at Yarmouth to Halifax. Liverpool has also become a cottaging destination during the summer months for residents of Halifax. Location of Yarmouth within Nova Scotia. ... Motto: {{Unhide = {{{}}}}} E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: Location City Information Established: April 1, 1996 Area: urban area 79. ...


Liverpool's largest employer is a Bowater Paper Company pulp mill in nearby Brooklyn. The Bowater-Mersey mill was established in 1929 and produces 253,000 metric tons of newsprint per year. It is located on the Mersey River estuary and is a joint partnership between Bowater Incorporated and The Washington Post. The mill's port accommodates large ocean freightliners year-round. Bowater Incorporated (NYSE: BOW) is an American pulp and paper company based in Greenville, South Carolina. ... A Pulp Mill is a manufacturing facility that converts wood chips into a thick fibre board which can be shipped to a Paper Mill for further processing. ... Newsprint is low-cost, low-quality, non-archival paper. ...


Government

In 1996 Liverpool disincorporated as a town and merged with the Municipality of the County of Queens to form the Queens Regional Municipality. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Queens Regional Municipality is a Canadian regional municipality located in southwestern Nova Scotia. ...

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Counties Annapolis - Antigonish - Cape Breton - Colchester - Cumberland - Digby - Guysborough - Halifax - Hants - Inverness - Kings - Lunenburg - Pictou - Queens - Richmond - Shelburne - Victoria - Yarmouth
Regional Municipalities Cape Breton - Halifax - Queens
Incorporated Towns Amherst - Annapolis Royal - Antigonish - Berwick - Bridgetown - Bridgewater - Canso - Clark's Harbour - Digby - Hantsport - Kentville - Lockeport - Lunenburg - Mahone Bay - Middleton - Mulgrave - New Glasgow - Oxford - Parrsboro - Pictou - Port Hawkesbury - Shelburne - Springhill - Stellarton - Stewiacke - Trenton - Truro - Westville - Windsor - Wolfville - Yarmouth
Other Communities Bedford - Bible Hill - Cole Harbour - Dartmouth - Dominion - Eastern Passage - Fall River - Glace Bay - Greenwood - Halifax (former city) - Liverpool - Louisbourg - Lower Sackville - New Minas - New Waterford - North Sydney - Sydney - Sydney Mines

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