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Day 201 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Meteghan, Nova Scotia

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Meteghan, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Meteghan, Nova Scotia
Meteghan in Nova Scotia

Meteghan is an unincorporated Canadian fishing community in Digby County, Nova Scotia.

Meteghan, which draws its name from the Indian term “Mitihikan” meaning blue rocks, was founded in 1785 by Prudent Robichaud, Joseph LeBlanc, and other Acadian families. Meteghan is the largest of several communities that make up the Clare Municipal District.

Meteghan is also the French Shore’s busiest port with draggers, trawlers, seiners, cod, crab and lobster boats docking there. The fishing industry has long been the main source of income in Meteghan. Clare’s shipbuilding industry began in Meteghan in 1890 with the construction of the first dry dock built in conjunction with a shipyard. The largest remaining shipyard is the A.F. Theriault & Sons Shipyard in Meteghan River.

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1 Response to “Day 201 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Meteghan, Nova Scotia”


  1. April 25, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Hi, In your Meteghan series, the photos of the Legion Br52, Saulnierville, it was not a bridge game but rather a cribbage game.


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