Age of Sail Shipyard - Historic Places Days

Age of Sail Shipyard

Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia
Archaeological Sites
8334 Highway 209, Advocate Harbour, NS, Canada
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The Age of Sail Museum sits on what was once was an active shipyard in the late 1800’s up until 1910 when the last ship was launched from the backyard. The site once hosted a sawmill (originally water driven), shingle mill, barrel cooperage and ship building. In fact in 2008 Provincial Archeologists examined the site and registered the site as having examples of perhaps the best preserved post colonial slipways on the eastern seaboard because they are mired under the mud which is preserving them! So although you can’t actually see the slipways, outdoor signage is available to show where they were and the last ship that was launched.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Food and Beverages
  • Parking
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access


8334 Highway 209, Advocate Harbour, NS, Canada
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