Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia

Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia

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Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia

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Shag Harbour is a small fishing village found along the South Shore of Nova Scotia. It is one of several small villages found in the Municipality of Barrington, Shelburne County. It has a population of roughly 400-450. The main occupations centre around lobster fishing, which takes place from November to May.

Shag Harbour contains a bed and breakfast, a post office, two wharves, two Baptist church, and . The Chapel Hill Museum (c. 1856) is on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.

Evelyn Richardson Memorial Elementary School nuzzles the border between Shag Harbour and neighbouring Woods Harbour, Nova Scotia. Its name honours local author Evelyn Richardson who lived on a small island adjacent to Shag Harbour. Bon Portage Island, or Outer Island as it is known to locals, was the setting for Richardson's award-winning non-fiction.

UFO Incident

Shag Harbour is relatively well-known for its 1967 UFO sighting. On October 4, 1967, a strange sight was reported over the skies near the coastal community of Shag Harbour. Multiple people saw a chain of lights in the sky, which seemed to angle down and impact into the ocean near Shag Harbour. Thinking that an aircraft may have crashed, witnesses called the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. RCMP officers at the scene and...
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