Tuesday, June 5, 2007

The Railway or Government Wharf

Train cars waiting to be loaded from "The Government Wharf" in 1916. This wharf serviced the Nictaux and Atlantic Railway which had connections with Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, located on the Fundy Shore. That line was completed in 1899 and used to connect Middletown with Bridgewater and Lunenburg. The line was bought out in 1903 by the Halifax and South Western Railway and coupled with a steamship service which operated from this place. It connected Yarmouth, Lunenburg and Halifax, Nova Scotia on a regular basis and opened up the local tourist trade.

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