Shelburne is a town located in southwestern Nova Scotia. It is the shire town of Shelburne County. It was incorporated as a town on April 4, 1907. Many descendants of the original Loyalists still live in the area today.
Fishing remains a primary industry today. Other economic activities include tourism, ship building and repair, aquaculture, logging, fish processing, and the manufacture of barrels, institutional furniture, granite monuments, and marine suppliers.
Cooke Aquaculture Ltd. has chosen Shelburne as site for a substantial increase in their salmon farming operation there, which would increase the number of farms in the area to eight or more and would include the construction of a fish processing plant employing 350 people. In February 2012, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency quarantined one site due to a suspected Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) occurrence.
The area is served by a weekly newspaper, a large online news operation, radio stations east and west of the town and CBC radio from Halifax, plus the regional version of the Chronicle Herald.
The weekly newspaper.htmlThe Coast Guard, is published at the same intersection where newspapers had been published as early as 1784, including the General Advertiser, the Port Roseway Gazetteer and Shelburne Advertiser, and the American Gazette.
Many of Shelburne's buildings date back to Loyalist times. The Shelburne County Museum is a restored home built in 1787 by David Nairn, a cooper from Scotland. The present day Christ Church (Anglican) is on the site of the original building of the same name, which was designed by Loyalist Isaac Hildreth and consecrated by Bishop Charles Inglis in 1790. The original structure was destroyed by fire in 1971. Tottie's Store is thought to have been built by John Tottie about the year 1800.
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