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Encyclopedia > Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

Mahone Bay (44.44° North 64.38° West) is a town located on the northwest shore of Mahone Bay along the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Latitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... Map of Earth showing lines of longitude, which appear curved and vertical in this projection, but are actually halves of great circles Longitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia (44. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages English Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia Myra Freeman Premier John Hamm (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 11 10 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 12th 55,283 km² 3. ...


It is considered to be one of the most attractive towns in Canada and the view across the harbour of its three prominent churches (Anglican, Lutheran, and United) has appeared on many postcards and calendars. The town is filled with upscale shops and restaurants which almost universally are designed to appeal to the tourist trade and usually shut down during the winter months. Noted restaurants include the Ocean Grill (sadly now closed) and the Innlet Café. The town also has a plastics factory which is another major employer besides tourism.


The town and the surrounding communities of Oakland, Indian Point, Mader's Cove, Fauxburg, and Blockhouse, were settled in 1754. The people of Mahone Bay were German, Swiss, and Montbéliardais settlers who founded the town and Township of Lunenburg in 1753 (see Foreign Protestants). Among the settlers were the Hyson, Zwicker, Keddy, Eisenhauer/Eisner, Weinacht/Whynot, Ernst, and Veinot families. All these names can be found in the area today. The old cemetery, known as Bayview Cemetery, has some 18th-century slate gravestones engraved in German. 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Lunenburg, Nova Scotia can mean: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (town) Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (municipal district) Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 1753 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The foreign Protestants were a group of immigrants to Nova Scotia in the mid-18th century. ... Graves at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York A cemetery or graveyard is a place (usually an enclosed area of land) in which dead bodies are buried. ...


The Innlet Cafe mentioned above was the site of the Keddy sawmill while the Ocean Grill was the Zwicker Inn in the 19th century.


External links

  • Mahone Bay website

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Encyclopedia: Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia (271 words)
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia (44.44° North 64.38° West) is a popular tourist destination on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.
It is considered to be one of the most attractive towns in Canada and the view across the harbour of its three prominent churches has appeared on many postcards and calendars.
The people of Mahone Bay were German, Swiss, and Montbéliardais settlers who founded the town and township of Lunenburg in 1753.
Mahone Bay Vacation Rentals Home 1BR, Oceanview, South Shore / Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia Canada (1743 words)
The province of Nova Scotia, Canada is a vacationer's wonderland.
Nova Scotia is almost entirely surrounded by water, and hidden little coves, streams, and harbors dot the landscape.
On the northern coast of Nova Scotia is the postcard-beautiful village of Annapolis Royal.
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