Liverpool, Nova Scotia

What is Liverpool, Nova Scotia known for?


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of the Acadians during the French and Indian War (1754–1763), Liverpool was founded by New England Planters (commercially organized settlers) as a fishing port in 1759, and was named after Liverpool in England – which also lies along its own Mersey River (River Mersey). Silvanus Cobb was an original proprietor of the town. In 1759 Capt. Cobb became a proprietor of the new township of Liverpool. Liverpool township was to run from Cape Sable Island to Port Medway

, Caledonia plays host to the Queens County Fair, which includes a parade, agricultural exhibition and midway. Raddall's first job was as a wireless operator on seagoing ships (including the famous cable ship CS ''Mackay-Bennett'' (CS Mackay-Bennett)), and at isolated wireless posts such as Sable Island. He later took a job as a clerk at a pulp and paper mill in Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia, where he began his writing career. Raddall was a prolific, award-winning writer


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member of the town for 50 years until his death in 1812. Nineteenth century During the nineteenth 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 (or as initially called the ''Rivière Rossignol'' by the original Acadians) from the inland forests of the Lake Rossignol watershed. For a time after the War of 1812, Liverpool was second only to Halifax as the major port in the province, but was later eclipsed by western ports on the north shore of the province such as Pictou and New Glasgow on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The mid-nineteenth century move toward steam-powered vessels which were built with steel, ruined the area's vibrant wooden-ship building industry, and the further financial dislocation caused by the collapse of the local Bank of Liverpool in 1871 combined to severely hurt the town's economy and it went into a slow decline. Twentieth century Liverpool's fortunes were temporarily revived in the 1920s when it became a centre for rum-runners (Rum-running) shipping alcohol to the United States during its period of prohibition. More significant growth took place in 1929 when the Mersey Pulp and Paper Mill (Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited) was completed in the adjoining village of Brooklyn (Brooklyn, Queens County, Nova Scotia). The paper company also founded its own shipping line, the Markland Shipping Company based in Liverpool. World War II bolstered the economy further as the town's shipyard, Thompson Bros. Machinery Co. Ltd. became a major player in refitting Royal Canadian Navy corvettes and minesweeper (minesweeper (ship))s. In 1996, Liverpool disincorporated as a town and merged with the Municipality of the County of Queens to form the Region of Queens Municipality (Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia). The Bowater Mersey Pulp and Paper plant closed in 2012. "Bowater Mersey Closes Down", ''CBC News'', June 15, 2012 Geography Liverpool is situated on the Atlantic coast along Nova Scotia's South Shore. The community primarily occupies the west bank of the mouth of the Mersey River (Mersey River (Nova Scotia)) and along its harbour front faces opposite the smaller community of Brooklyn (Brooklyn, Queens County, Nova Scotia) which is situated on the east bank of the River. Beyond Liverpool, the river widens to become an estuary called Liverpool Bay, which is partially sheltered by Coffin Island, and there melds into the Atlantic Ocean. The Gulf Stream which passes just to the east of Nova Scotia in the Atlantic Ocean provides Liverpool with a year-round temperate northern climate. Liverpool is located along Trunk Route 3 ("The Lighthouse Route") and at the junction of major Highway 103 (at Exit 19) and Trunk Route 8 ("The Kejimkujik Scenic Drive") which leads to the Bay of Fundy. '''Milton, Nova Scotia''' is a village located immediately north of Liverpool, Nova Scotia in the Region of Queens (Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia) Nova Scotia. The village is most well known for being the birth place of the international best selling author Margaret Marshall Saunders. Her most famous book was Beautiful Joe. In 1994, the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society was formed to celebrate the life and story of ''Beautiful Joe'' and the achievements of Margaret Marshall Saunders. The book is set in Meaford, Ontario, where the society has established a park dedicated to Beautiful Joe named Beautiful Joe Park. thumb View of Caledonia (File:Caledonia - Queens County.jpg) '''Caledonia, Nova Scotia''' is a village located in northern Region of Queens Municipality (Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia along Trunk 8 (Nova Scotia Trunk 8) (Kejimkujik Scenic Drive). It is about 30 miles north of Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia). 11 miles north of Caledonia, in Maitland Bridge,is the main entrance to Kejimkujik National Park. Caledonia is the major village in the area known as North Queens, which has a radius of approximately 20 miles and a population of approximately 1500. The N.F. Douglas lumber mill in Caledonia is one of the area's main employers. Other industries include forestry, farming, a blueberry processing operation, the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission outlet store and Kejimkujik National Park. North Queens School provides education from grades primary to twelve. The original settlers of Caledonia were six Scots and an Irishman, who settled on the seven hills in greater Caledonia, and the names in the area reflect this heritage. In 1884, Caledonia served as the hub for the gold rush in the nearby communities of Whiteburne and North Brookfield. Each September, Caledonia plays host to the Queens County Fair, which includes a parade, agricultural exhibition and midway. Raddall's first job was as a wireless operator on seagoing ships (including the famous cable ship CS ''Mackay-Bennett'' (CS Mackay-Bennett)), and at isolated wireless posts such as Sable Island. He later took a job as a clerk at a pulp and paper mill in Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia, where he began his writing career. Raddall was a prolific, award-winning writer. He received Governor General's Awards for three of his books, ''The Pied Piper of Dipper Creek'' (1943 (1943 Governor General's Awards)), ''Halifax, Warden of the North'' (1948 (1948 Governor General's Awards)) and ''The Path of Destiny'' (1957 (1957 Governor General's Awards)). In 1971, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Upon her purchase by the Government of New Brunswick ''Vacationland'' was renamed MV ''Fundy Paradise'' with the intention of using her for service between Blacks Harbour (Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick) and Grand Manan Island. Funding for making modifications to the docks at both terminals for accepting the ship was never approved and she was towed to the Steel and Engine Products Ltd. shipyard in Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia where she was mothballed until the Government of New Brunswick decided to dispose of her in 2001. Historical context – Atlantic Canada The 84th was tasked with defending British maritime provinces (Atlantic Canada) from American Revolutionary attacks by land and sea. Throughout the war, American privateers devastated the maritime economy by raiding many of the coastal communities. There were constant attacks by American privateers, Benjamin Franklin also engaged France in the war, which meant that many of the privateers were also from France. such as the Sack of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (1782), numerous raids on Liverpool, Nova Scotia (October 1776, March 1777, September, 1777, May 1778, September 1780) and a raid on Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia (1781). Roger Marsters (2004). ''Bold Privateers: Terror, Plunder and Profit on Canada's Atlantic Coast" , p. 87-89. There was also a naval engagement (Naval battle off Cape Breton) with a French fleet at Sydney, Nova Scotia, near Spanish River, Cape Breton (1781). Thomas B. Akins. (1895) History of Halifax. Dartmouth: Brook House Press.p. 82 Colonel Simeon Perkins was born in Norwich, Connecticut, one of sixteen children of Jacob Perkins and Jemima Leonard. He came to Liverpool, Nova Scotia, in May 1762 as part of the New England Planter (New England Planters) migration to Nova Scotia. Converse, Charles Allen (1905). ''Some of the Ancestors and Descendants of Samuel Converse, Jr.'', Vol. II, pp. 833-34. Boston: Eben Putnam. In Liverpool, Perkins immediately began trading in fish and lumber and forged trading ties with New England, Newfoundland, Europe and the West Indies. Perkins House Museum Perkins' home in Liverpool, Nova Scotia is open to the public and guided tours are given from June until October. It was purchased by the Province of Nova Scotia and opened as part of the Nova Scotia Museum system at the suggestion of the author Thomas Raddall who lived in Liverpool. "Thomas Raddall Selected Correspondence: An Electronic Edition"


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Godfrey under a British letter of marque. '''Milton, Nova Scotia''' is a village located immediately north of Liverpool, Nova Scotia in the Region of Queens (Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia) Nova Scotia. The village is most well known for being the birth place of the international best selling author Margaret Marshall Saunders. Her most famous book was Beautiful Joe. In 1994, the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society was formed to celebrate the life and story


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residence of Simeon Perkins referenced supra), the Hank Snow Home Town Museum located in the former Liverpool train station, and two private museums run by Nova Scotian photographer Sherman Hines. Facing Liverpool harbour is the Fort Point Lighthouse, the third oldest lighthouse in Nova Scotia which contains a lighthouse museum and is surrounded by a public park. In late June of each year, history comes alive in Liverpool during "Privateer Days" when over a long weekend members


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, Caledonia plays host to the Queens County Fair, which includes a parade, agricultural exhibition and midway. Raddall's first job was as a wireless operator on seagoing ships (including the famous cable ship CS ''Mackay-Bennett'' (CS Mackay-Bennett)), and at isolated wireless posts such as Sable Island. He later took a job as a clerk at a pulp and paper mill in Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia, where he began his writing career. Raddall was a prolific, award-winning writer


arts events

largest, with Liverpool and Lunenburg next. Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the host to several major music festivals and arts events, plus the Bluenose II, is generally considered to be the cultural capital of the South Shore, with Bridgewater its industrial centre. However, that is over-generalized, as several key industries, notably shipping and aerospace and software, have a presence in Lunenburg that exceeds that in Bridgewater. Scott was raised in Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia, and attended a number of higher-learning institutions, including St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish (Antigonish, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia, Carleton University in Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario), Ontario, the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba. He worked as a financial-government analyst, and at one stage worked for the Auditor General of Canada. Scott also held membership in a number of environmentally-oriented groups, including the ''Naturalists Society'' and the ''Solar Energy Society of Canada''. ''Sackville'' continued in her escort role until starting an extensive refit in Liverpool, Nova Scotia in January 1943. She returned to service in April and was assigned to Escort Group C-1 where she remained until reassigned to a new group Escort Group 9 in July. The group was disbanded following the loss of three of its ships on 20–22 September and the ship assigned to group C-2, where the ship remained on Atlantic escort work until going for refit in Galveston, Texas in February 1944. demo-cd HRM (Halifax Regional Municipality), Lunenburg County (Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia), Queens County (Queens County, Nova Scotia), Shelburne County (Shelburne County, Nova Scotia) demo-csd Bridgewater (Bridgewater, Nova Scotia), Clark's Harbour (Clark's Harbour, Nova Scotia), Chester (Chester, Nova Scotia), Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia), Lunenburg (Lunenburg, Nova Scotia), Mahone Bay (Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia), Shelburne (Shelburne, Nova Scotia) thumb 400px right A bridge in Liverpool, Nova Scotia Liverpool (File:Liverpool, Nova Scotia.JPG), crossing the Mersey River The '''Mersey River''', formerly known as '''Rivière Rossignol''' by the Acadians, is a river in Nova Scotia, Canada. It is named after the River Mersey in Liverpool, England. The river proper flows from the eastern end of Eleven Mile Lake in Annapolis County (Annapolis County, Nova Scotia) southward to Kejimkujik Lake (Kejimikujik Lake) in Kejimkujik National Park, then through Lake Rossignol to empty into the Atlantic Ocean at the town of Liverpool, Nova Scotia. The true source of the river however is as far northwest as Sandy Bottom Lake (Annapolis County (Annapolis County, Nova Scotia)) or Tuskopeake Brook (Annapolis County (Annapolis County, Nova Scotia)) on the northern tributary. '''Jillian Mouzar''' pronounced MOW-zer (born May 20, 1983 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian (Canada) curler from Halifax, Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality). She currently plays lead for Kirsten Wall's Oakville, Ontario rink. JDI is also the largest shipbuilder in Canada with ownership of shipyards in Halifax (Halifax Regional Municipality), Pictou (Pictou, Nova Scotia), Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia), Shelburne (Shelburne, Nova Scotia), and Georgetown (Georgetown, Prince Edward Island). Early life Born 21 February 1776 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia to the son of sea captain Joseph Barss (Joseph Barss (politician)) Sr. and Elizabeth Crowell. Barss' parents had married in 1773. They were one of the first families to settle in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Barss was the second of fourteen children. In 1798 the Barss family built one of the largest homes in Liverpool. The house still stands today and is part of the Lane's Privateer Inn. It is located in the South Shore (South Shore (Nova Scotia)) region, bordered by the ridings of Lunenburg West, Shelburne (Shelburne (provincial electoral district)), and Digby Annapolis. It includes the towns of Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia) and Caledonia (Caledonia, Nova Scotia). '''Milton, Nova Scotia''' is a village located immediately north of Liverpool, Nova Scotia in the Region of Queens (Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia) Nova Scotia. The village is most well known for being the birth place of the international best selling author Margaret Marshall Saunders. Her most famous book was Beautiful Joe. In 1994, the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society was formed to celebrate the life and story of ''Beautiful Joe'' and the achievements of Margaret Marshall Saunders. The book is set in Meaford, Ontario, where the society has established a park dedicated to Beautiful Joe named Beautiful Joe Park. thumb View of Caledonia (File:Caledonia - Queens County.jpg) '''Caledonia, Nova Scotia''' is a village located in northern Region of Queens Municipality (Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia along Trunk 8 (Nova Scotia Trunk 8) (Kejimkujik Scenic Drive). It is about 30 miles north of Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia). 11 miles north of Caledonia, in Maitland Bridge,is the main entrance to Kejimkujik National Park. Caledonia is the major village in the area known as North Queens, which has a radius of approximately 20 miles and a population of approximately 1500. The N.F. Douglas lumber mill in Caledonia is one of the area's main employers. Other industries include forestry, farming, a blueberry processing operation, the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission outlet store and Kejimkujik National Park. North Queens School provides education from grades primary to twelve. The original settlers of Caledonia were six Scots and an Irishman, who settled on the seven hills in greater Caledonia, and the names in the area reflect this heritage. In 1884, Caledonia served as the hub for the gold rush in the nearby communities of Whiteburne and North Brookfield. Each September, Caledonia plays host to the Queens County Fair, which includes a parade, agricultural exhibition and midway. Raddall's first job was as a wireless operator on seagoing ships (including the famous cable ship CS ''Mackay-Bennett'' (CS Mackay-Bennett)), and at isolated wireless posts such as Sable Island. He later took a job as a clerk at a pulp and paper mill in Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia, where he began his writing career. Raddall was a prolific, award-winning writer. He received Governor General's Awards for three of his books, ''The Pied Piper of Dipper Creek'' (1943 (1943 Governor General's Awards)), ''Halifax, Warden of the North'' (1948 (1948 Governor General's Awards)) and ''The Path of Destiny'' (1957 (1957 Governor General's Awards)). In 1971, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Upon her purchase by the Government of New Brunswick ''Vacationland'' was renamed MV ''Fundy Paradise'' with the intention of using her for service between Blacks Harbour (Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick) and Grand Manan Island. Funding for making modifications to the docks at both terminals for accepting the ship was never approved and she was towed to the Steel and Engine Products Ltd. shipyard in Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia where she was mothballed until the Government of New Brunswick decided to dispose of her in 2001. Historical context – Atlantic Canada The 84th was tasked with defending British maritime provinces (Atlantic Canada) from American Revolutionary attacks by land and sea. Throughout the war, American privateers devastated the maritime economy by raiding many of the coastal communities. There were constant attacks by American privateers, Benjamin Franklin also engaged France in the war, which meant that many of the privateers were also from France. such as the Sack of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (1782), numerous raids on Liverpool, Nova Scotia (October 1776, March 1777, September, 1777, May 1778, September 1780) and a raid on Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia (1781). Roger Marsters (2004). ''Bold Privateers: Terror, Plunder and Profit on Canada's Atlantic Coast" , p. 87-89. There was also a naval engagement (Naval battle off Cape Breton) with a French fleet at Sydney, Nova Scotia, near Spanish River, Cape Breton (1781). Thomas B. Akins. (1895) History of Halifax. Dartmouth: Brook House Press.p. 82 Colonel Simeon Perkins was born in Norwich, Connecticut, one of sixteen children of Jacob Perkins and Jemima Leonard. He came to Liverpool, Nova Scotia, in May 1762 as part of the New England Planter (New England Planters) migration to Nova Scotia. Converse, Charles Allen (1905). ''Some of the Ancestors and Descendants of Samuel Converse, Jr.'', Vol. II, pp. 833-34. Boston: Eben Putnam. In Liverpool, Perkins immediately began trading in fish and lumber and forged trading ties with New England, Newfoundland, Europe and the West Indies. Perkins House Museum Perkins' home in Liverpool, Nova Scotia is open to the public and guided tours are given from June until October. It was purchased by the Province of Nova Scotia and opened as part of the Nova Scotia Museum system at the suggestion of the author Thomas Raddall who lived in Liverpool. "Thomas Raddall Selected Correspondence: An Electronic Edition"


original business

, Census 2006 Liverpool, as the largest population centre in the fairhaven of Queens County, has a diverse business community. Many large business franchises provide modern convenience, while the community's quaint small shops still thrive in the original business district on Main Street. Commercial and recreational fishing still play an important role in the local economy. Liverpool's largest employer was once the Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited, which operated a pulp mill and newsprint mill (paper mill) situated in nearby Brooklyn (Brooklyn, Queens County, Nova Scotia). The mill closed in June 2012. Queens Place Emera Centre is a major, modern recreation centre that serves the entire Regional Municipality of Queens. The NHL-sized ice surface has double-sided permanent seating for 1000 spectators. Queens Place was built along with a large Best Western hotel complex to facilitate large tournaments and thus draw visitors to the area. Tourism thumb left Harbour at Liverpool, Nova Scotia (File:Liverpool waterfront, Nova Scotia.jpg) Tourism has become increasingly important to Liverpool and the South Shore region in recent decades, particularly as tourists travel the "Lighthouse Route" (a scenic drive between Halifax (Halifax (former city)) and Yarmouth (Yarmouth, Nova Scotia)). Liverpool has a large number of museums for a small community. They include the Queens County Museum, the adjacent Perkins House (the 1766 built residence of Simeon Perkins referenced supra), the Hank Snow Home Town Museum located in the former Liverpool train station, and two private museums run by Nova Scotian photographer Sherman Hines. Facing Liverpool harbour is the Fort Point Lighthouse, the third oldest lighthouse in Nova Scotia which contains a lighthouse museum and is surrounded by a public park. In late June of each year, history comes alive in Liverpool during "Privateer Days" when over a long weekend members of the community conduct a parade, provide various entertainment venues, re-enact a Loyalist military and privateer encampment, shoot fireworks, and conduct guided graveyard tours. Liverpool has also become a summer break destination for residents of Halifax due to its warm weather and nearby sandy beaches. Beach Meadows (Beach Meadows, Nova Scotia) is a 1 km long beach to the east of Liverpool. Notable residents *Joseph B. Noil References '''Milton, Nova Scotia''' is a village located immediately north of Liverpool, Nova Scotia in the Region of Queens (Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia) Nova Scotia. The village is most well known for being the birth place of the international best selling author Margaret Marshall Saunders. Her most famous book was Beautiful Joe. In 1994, the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society was formed to celebrate the life and story of ''Beautiful Joe'' and the achievements of Margaret Marshall Saunders. The book is set in Meaford, Ontario, where the society has established a park dedicated to Beautiful Joe named Beautiful Joe Park. thumb View of Caledonia (File:Caledonia - Queens County.jpg) '''Caledonia, Nova Scotia''' is a village located in northern Region of Queens Municipality (Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia along Trunk 8 (Nova Scotia Trunk 8) (Kejimkujik Scenic Drive). It is about 30 miles north of Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia). 11 miles north of Caledonia, in Maitland Bridge,is the main entrance to Kejimkujik National Park. Caledonia is the major village in the area known as North Queens, which has a radius of approximately 20 miles and a population of approximately 1500. The N.F. Douglas lumber mill in Caledonia is one of the area's main employers. Other industries include forestry, farming, a blueberry processing operation, the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission outlet store and Kejimkujik National Park. North Queens School provides education from grades primary to twelve. The original settlers of Caledonia were six Scots and an Irishman, who settled on the seven hills in greater Caledonia, and the names in the area reflect this heritage. In 1884, Caledonia served as the hub for the gold rush in the nearby communities of Whiteburne and North Brookfield. Each September, Caledonia plays host to the Queens County Fair, which includes a parade, agricultural exhibition and midway. Raddall's first job was as a wireless operator on seagoing ships (including the famous cable ship CS ''Mackay-Bennett'' (CS Mackay-Bennett)), and at isolated wireless posts such as Sable Island. He later took a job as a clerk at a pulp and paper mill in Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia, where he began his writing career. Raddall was a prolific, award-winning writer. He received Governor General's Awards for three of his books, ''The Pied Piper of Dipper Creek'' (1943 (1943 Governor General's Awards)), ''Halifax, Warden of the North'' (1948 (1948 Governor General's Awards)) and ''The Path of Destiny'' (1957 (1957 Governor General's Awards)). In 1971, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Upon her purchase by the Government of New Brunswick ''Vacationland'' was renamed MV ''Fundy Paradise'' with the intention of using her for service between Blacks Harbour (Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick) and Grand Manan Island. Funding for making modifications to the docks at both terminals for accepting the ship was never approved and she was towed to the Steel and Engine Products Ltd. shipyard in Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia where she was mothballed until the Government of New Brunswick decided to dispose of her in 2001. Historical context – Atlantic Canada The 84th was tasked with defending British maritime provinces (Atlantic Canada) from American Revolutionary attacks by land and sea. Throughout the war, American privateers devastated the maritime economy by raiding many of the coastal communities. There were constant attacks by American privateers, Benjamin Franklin also engaged France in the war, which meant that many of the privateers were also from France. such as the Sack of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (1782), numerous raids on Liverpool, Nova Scotia (October 1776, March 1777, September, 1777, May 1778, September 1780) and a raid on Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia (1781). Roger Marsters (2004). ''Bold Privateers: Terror, Plunder and Profit on Canada's Atlantic Coast" , p. 87-89. There was also a naval engagement (Naval battle off Cape Breton) with a French fleet at Sydney, Nova Scotia, near Spanish River, Cape Breton (1781). Thomas B. Akins. (1895) History of Halifax. Dartmouth: Brook House Press.p. 82 Colonel Simeon Perkins was born in Norwich, Connecticut, one of sixteen children of Jacob Perkins and Jemima Leonard. He came to Liverpool, Nova Scotia, in May 1762 as part of the New England Planter (New England Planters) migration to Nova Scotia. Converse, Charles Allen (1905). ''Some of the Ancestors and Descendants of Samuel Converse, Jr.'', Vol. II, pp. 833-34. Boston: Eben Putnam. In Liverpool, Perkins immediately began trading in fish and lumber and forged trading ties with New England, Newfoundland, Europe and the West Indies. Perkins House Museum Perkins' home in Liverpool, Nova Scotia is open to the public and guided tours are given from June until October. It was purchased by the Province of Nova Scotia and opened as part of the Nova Scotia Museum system at the suggestion of the author Thomas Raddall who lived in Liverpool. "Thomas Raddall Selected Correspondence: An Electronic Edition"


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strong ties

, was founded in 1759 by the New England Planters. Founded for the most part by New England settlers, Liverpool maintained strong ties with the American colonies until the sudden outbreak of the American Revolution. The large main section of the park is a forested upland plain located approximately 50 kilometres inland from the South Shore (South Shore (Nova Scotia)) and Annapolis Valley and may be accessed from Trunk 8 (Nova Scotia Trunk 8) running between Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia) and Annapolis Royal (Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia). Throughout the war, American privateers devastated the maritime economy by raiding many of the coastal communities. '''Milton, Nova Scotia''' is a village located immediately north of Liverpool, Nova Scotia in the Region of Queens (Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia) Nova Scotia. The village is most well known for being the birth place of the international best selling author Margaret Marshall Saunders. Her most famous book was Beautiful Joe. In 1994, the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society was formed to celebrate the life and story of ''Beautiful Joe'' and the achievements of Margaret Marshall Saunders. The book is set in Meaford, Ontario, where the society has established a park dedicated to Beautiful Joe named Beautiful Joe Park. thumb View of Caledonia (File:Caledonia - Queens County.jpg) '''Caledonia, Nova Scotia''' is a village located in northern Region of Queens Municipality (Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia along Trunk 8 (Nova Scotia Trunk 8) (Kejimkujik Scenic Drive). It is about 30 miles north of Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia). 11 miles north of Caledonia, in Maitland Bridge,is the main entrance to Kejimkujik National Park. Caledonia is the major village in the area known as North Queens, which has a radius of approximately 20 miles and a population of approximately 1500. The N.F. Douglas lumber mill in Caledonia is one of the area's main employers. Other industries include forestry, farming, a blueberry processing operation, the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission outlet store and Kejimkujik National Park. North Queens School provides education from grades primary to twelve. The original settlers of Caledonia were six Scots and an Irishman, who settled on the seven hills in greater Caledonia, and the names in the area reflect this heritage. In 1884, Caledonia served as the hub for the gold rush in the nearby communities of Whiteburne and North Brookfield. Each September, Caledonia plays host to the Queens County Fair, which includes a parade, agricultural exhibition and midway. Raddall's first job was as a wireless operator on seagoing ships (including the famous cable ship CS ''Mackay-Bennett'' (CS Mackay-Bennett)), and at isolated wireless posts such as Sable Island. He later took a job as a clerk at a pulp and paper mill in Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia, where he began his writing career. Raddall was a prolific, award-winning writer. He received Governor General's Awards for three of his books, ''The Pied Piper of Dipper Creek'' (1943 (1943 Governor General's Awards)), ''Halifax, Warden of the North'' (1948 (1948 Governor General's Awards)) and ''The Path of Destiny'' (1957 (1957 Governor General's Awards)). In 1971, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Upon her purchase by the Government of New Brunswick ''Vacationland'' was renamed MV ''Fundy Paradise'' with the intention of using her for service between Blacks Harbour (Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick) and Grand Manan Island. Funding for making modifications to the docks at both terminals for accepting the ship was never approved and she was towed to the Steel and Engine Products Ltd. shipyard in Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia where she was mothballed until the Government of New Brunswick decided to dispose of her in 2001. Historical context – Atlantic Canada The 84th was tasked with defending British maritime provinces (Atlantic Canada) from American Revolutionary attacks by land and sea. Throughout the war, American privateers devastated the maritime economy by raiding many of the coastal communities. There were constant attacks by American privateers, Benjamin Franklin also engaged France in the war, which meant that many of the privateers were also from France. such as the Sack of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (1782), numerous raids on Liverpool, Nova Scotia (October 1776, March 1777, September, 1777, May 1778, September 1780) and a raid on Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia (1781). Roger Marsters (2004). ''Bold Privateers: Terror, Plunder and Profit on Canada's Atlantic Coast" , p. 87-89. There was also a naval engagement (Naval battle off Cape Breton) with a French fleet at Sydney, Nova Scotia, near Spanish River, Cape Breton (1781). Thomas B. Akins. (1895) History of Halifax. Dartmouth: Brook House Press.p. 82 Colonel Simeon Perkins was born in Norwich, Connecticut, one of sixteen children of Jacob Perkins and Jemima Leonard. He came to Liverpool, Nova Scotia, in May 1762 as part of the New England Planter (New England Planters) migration to Nova Scotia. Converse, Charles Allen (1905). ''Some of the Ancestors and Descendants of Samuel Converse, Jr.'', Vol. II, pp. 833-34. Boston: Eben Putnam. In Liverpool, Perkins immediately began trading in fish and lumber and forged trading ties with New England, Newfoundland, Europe and the West Indies. Perkins House Museum Perkins' home in Liverpool, Nova Scotia is open to the public and guided tours are given from June until October. It was purchased by the Province of Nova Scotia and opened as part of the Nova Scotia Museum system at the suggestion of the author Thomas Raddall who lived in Liverpool. "Thomas Raddall Selected Correspondence: An Electronic Edition"


building industry

) from the inland forests of the Lake Rossignol watershed. For a time after the War of 1812, Liverpool was second only to Halifax as the major port in the province, but was later eclipsed by western ports on the north shore of the province such as Pictou and New Glasgow on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The mid-nineteenth century move toward steam-powered vessels which were built with steel, ruined the area's vibrant wooden-ship building industry, and the further financial dislocation caused by the collapse of the local Bank of Liverpool in 1871 combined to severely hurt the town's economy and it went into a slow decline. Twentieth century Liverpool's fortunes were temporarily revived in the 1920s when it became a centre for rum-runners (Rum-running) shipping alcohol to the United States during its period of prohibition. More significant growth took place in 1929 when the Mersey Pulp and Paper Mill (Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited) was completed in the adjoining village of Brooklyn (Brooklyn, Queens County, Nova Scotia). The paper company also founded its own shipping line, the Markland Shipping Company based in Liverpool. World War II bolstered the economy further as the town's shipyard, Thompson Bros. Machinery Co. Ltd. became a major player in refitting Royal Canadian Navy corvettes and minesweeper (minesweeper (ship))s. In 1996, Liverpool disincorporated as a town and merged with the Municipality of the County of Queens to form the Region of Queens Municipality (Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia). The Bowater Mersey Pulp and Paper plant closed in 2012. "Bowater Mersey Closes Down", ''CBC News'', June 15, 2012 Geography Liverpool is situated on the Atlantic coast along Nova Scotia's South Shore. The community primarily occupies the west bank of the mouth of the Mersey River (Mersey River (Nova Scotia)) and along its harbour front faces opposite the smaller community of Brooklyn (Brooklyn, Queens County, Nova Scotia) which is situated on the east bank of the River. Beyond Liverpool, the river widens to become an estuary called Liverpool Bay, which is partially sheltered by Coffin Island, and there melds into the Atlantic Ocean. The Gulf Stream which passes just to the east of Nova Scotia in the Atlantic Ocean provides Liverpool with a year-round temperate northern climate. Liverpool is located along Trunk Route 3 ("The Lighthouse Route") and at the junction of major Highway 103 (at Exit 19) and Trunk Route 8 ("The Kejimkujik Scenic Drive") which leads to the Bay of Fundy. '''Milton, Nova Scotia''' is a village located immediately north of Liverpool, Nova Scotia in the Region of Queens (Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia) Nova Scotia. The village is most well known for being the birth place of the international best selling author Margaret Marshall Saunders. Her most famous book was Beautiful Joe. In 1994, the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society was formed to celebrate the life and story of ''Beautiful Joe'' and the achievements of Margaret Marshall Saunders. The book is set in Meaford, Ontario, where the society has established a park dedicated to Beautiful Joe named Beautiful Joe Park. thumb View of Caledonia (File:Caledonia - Queens County.jpg) '''Caledonia, Nova Scotia''' is a village located in northern Region of Queens Municipality (Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia along Trunk 8 (Nova Scotia Trunk 8) (Kejimkujik Scenic Drive). It is about 30 miles north of Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia). 11 miles north of Caledonia, in Maitland Bridge,is the main entrance to Kejimkujik National Park. Caledonia is the major village in the area known as North Queens, which has a radius of approximately 20 miles and a population of approximately 1500. The N.F. Douglas lumber mill in Caledonia is one of the area's main employers. Other industries include forestry, farming, a blueberry processing operation, the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission outlet store and Kejimkujik National Park. North Queens School provides education from grades primary to twelve. The original settlers of Caledonia were six Scots and an Irishman, who settled on the seven hills in greater Caledonia, and the names in the area reflect this heritage. In 1884, Caledonia served as the hub for the gold rush in the nearby communities of Whiteburne and North Brookfield. Each September, Caledonia plays host to the Queens County Fair, which includes a parade, agricultural exhibition and midway. Raddall's first job was as a wireless operator on seagoing ships (including the famous cable ship CS ''Mackay-Bennett'' (CS Mackay-Bennett)), and at isolated wireless posts such as Sable Island. He later took a job as a clerk at a pulp and paper mill in Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia, where he began his writing career. Raddall was a prolific, award-winning writer. He received Governor General's Awards for three of his books, ''The Pied Piper of Dipper Creek'' (1943 (1943 Governor General's Awards)), ''Halifax, Warden of the North'' (1948 (1948 Governor General's Awards)) and ''The Path of Destiny'' (1957 (1957 Governor General's Awards)). In 1971, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Upon her purchase by the Government of New Brunswick ''Vacationland'' was renamed MV ''Fundy Paradise'' with the intention of using her for service between Blacks Harbour (Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick) and Grand Manan Island. Funding for making modifications to the docks at both terminals for accepting the ship was never approved and she was towed to the Steel and Engine Products Ltd. shipyard in Liverpool (Liverpool, Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia where she was mothballed until the Government of New Brunswick decided to dispose of her in 2001. Historical context – Atlantic Canada The 84th was tasked with defending British maritime provinces (Atlantic Canada) from American Revolutionary attacks by land and sea. Throughout the war, American privateers devastated the maritime economy by raiding many of the coastal communities. There were constant attacks by American privateers, Benjamin Franklin also engaged France in the war, which meant that many of the privateers were also from France. such as the Sack of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (1782), numerous raids on Liverpool, Nova Scotia (October 1776, March 1777, September, 1777, May 1778, September 1780) and a raid on Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia (1781). Roger Marsters (2004). ''Bold Privateers: Terror, Plunder and Profit on Canada's Atlantic Coast" , p. 87-89. There was also a naval engagement (Naval battle off Cape Breton) with a French fleet at Sydney, Nova Scotia, near Spanish River, Cape Breton (1781). Thomas B. Akins. (1895) History of Halifax. Dartmouth: Brook House Press.p. 82 Colonel Simeon Perkins was born in Norwich, Connecticut, one of sixteen children of Jacob Perkins and Jemima Leonard. He came to Liverpool, Nova Scotia, in May 1762 as part of the New England Planter (New England Planters) migration to Nova Scotia. Converse, Charles Allen (1905). ''Some of the Ancestors and Descendants of Samuel Converse, Jr.'', Vol. II, pp. 833-34. Boston: Eben Putnam. In Liverpool, Perkins immediately began trading in fish and lumber and forged trading ties with New England, Newfoundland, Europe and the West Indies. Perkins House Museum Perkins' home in Liverpool, Nova Scotia is open to the public and guided tours are given from June until October. It was purchased by the Province of Nova Scotia and opened as part of the Nova Scotia Museum system at the suggestion of the author Thomas Raddall who lived in Liverpool. "Thomas Raddall Selected Correspondence: An Electronic Edition"

Liverpool, Nova Scotia

'''Liverpool''' is a Canadian (Canada) community and former town located along the Atlantic Ocean of the Province of Nova Scotia's South Shore (South Shore (Nova Scotia)). It is situated within the Region of Queens Municipality (Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia) which is the local governmental unit that comprises all of Queens County, Nova Scotia.

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