Upcoming Talks and Activities

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Dear Members and Friends,

 

Our next meeting and talk will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax.


"The Industries of Bridgewater"


The focus of the evenings talk is the South Shore town of Bridgewater.   Established in the  1770s, it is best known amongst industrial historians for its Wile carding mill, at the home of the Acadia Gas Engine Company and as a railway hub, its role as an international sea port is sometimes forgotten. Located on the tidal LaHave River, and twelve miles inland, the port nevertheless established a significant trade in lumber. Supplied by the many sawmills and finishing operations within the surrounding Lunenburg County, vessels large and small carried on a trade both local and wide. As the town developed so did its industrial activity and soon a healthy iron working and manufacturing segment. Although the port no longer hosts commercial traffic, and the town is now more service oriented, its manufacturing tradition remains with the large Michelin plant.


We look forward to seeing you in December for what I know will be another fascinating exploration of the industrial heritage of Nova Scotia.

 

David Rollinson

Chair

Industrial Heritage Nova Scotia

droll@eastlink.ca

Want to suggest a subject for a public talk? Want to ask us a question?  Please contact our Chair or our Secretary to add your input.

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