Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Hall's Harbour

Hall's Harbour, Nova Scotia

Hall's Harbour's Lobster Pound is a working lobster pound in the quaint seaside village of Hall's Harbour in the Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley region. 

Hall's Harbour is a picturesque fishing community located along the shore of the Bay of Fundy, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It lends its name both to the small fishing hamlet and to the wider community which takes up an area roughly 5 kilometers square. On the south, the area overlooks the Annapolis Valley, on the north overlooks the Bay of Fundy, on the east Sheffield Vault and on the west Chipman Brook. The area is very scenic and the hamlet itself has been declared a Nova Scotia Tourism Destination Area. The Harbour boasts a fine restaurant and lobster pound, artists studios, antiques and artisans galleries.

The village is reputedly named after Samuel Hall, an American privateer in the American Revolution. Hall used the cove to raid settlements in the Annapolis Valley but was forced to flee and abandon his ship in the harbour by pursuing militia in 1779. Hall's Harbour was first settled in 1826 with the first wharf built in 1836. In later years, legend held that Hall left treasure behind, attracting treasure hunters who have left abandoned pits deep in the woods surrounding the harbour. A notable early resident was Ransford D. Bucknam (Jun 7, 1869 - May 27, 1915), a local mariner whose 19th century career took him all over the world, including a post as an admiral in the Turkish Navy where he was known as Bucknam Pasha.