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Encyclopedia > Lockeport, Nova Scotia

Lockeport is a town in Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Its situated on a near island in the Ragged Islands Bay of the south shore . The area around the harbour is known to be as "Ragged Islands" In 1762 a native of Rhode Island came to Liverpool and was listed as the proprietor of the township in Novemeber of 1764. Shortly afterwards him ,Joesph Hardy and Josiah Churchill found ed the settlement which was known as Locke's Island . Inhabitants renamed it " Lockeport" and in 1907 it was incorporated with Curchhill Locke as the first mayor . As of 2001 the population was 701. The main industry is fishing and tourism . The Crescent Beach was on the back of the 1954 series of the Canadian 50 dollar bill. The community has a 125 year history of Icelandic settlement . 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 Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Myra Freeman Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 11 10 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked... Official language(s) None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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The Icelandic Memorial Society


Crescent Beach Centre


Lockeport Regional high School


Public Archives of Nova Scotia



Carter Island Lighthouse



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