Arichat, Nova Scotia

The village of Arichat is one of the oldest communities in Nova Scotia, dating back to the 1700s, when tall ships ruled the seas. It is the county seat of Richmond County.Arichat was first settled in the early 1700s. In 1713, a permanent settlement now known as Arichat was established beginning the rapid economic rise of Isle Madame. In 1774, the population of the Arichat totaled 237 people. Arichat Harbour was becoming an international trading port by 1801. Ships coming from Sydney, Nova Scotia would come past St. Peter's Bay and the Grandique Ferry harbour. Ships coming from Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, enter Isle Madame by the Chedabucto Bay.

Visitors to Arichat observe vistas of rocky coastline, inlets, coves and islands of Arichat harbour along the very edge of the shore.

External links

* [ Arichat Website]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • West Arichat, Nova Scotia — West Arichat is a community in Nova Scotia. West Arichat was once called Little Arichat. In 1866, it changed its name to Acadiaville. The upper road in Grandique Ferry was also called Acadiaville. This caused confusion and the mail got mixed up.… …   Wikipedia

  • Nova Scotia — • One of the maritime provinces of Canada Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Nova Scotia     Nova Scotia     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Nova Scotia Route 320 — Route 320 Route information Maintained by Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Length: 23 km …   Wikipedia

  • Nova Scotia Route 206 — Route 206 Route information Maintained by Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Length: 12 km …   Wikipedia

  • Antigonish, Nova Scotia — Infobox Settlement official name = Antigonish other name = native name = nickname = settlement type = Town motto = Highland Heart of Nova Scotia imagesize = image caption = flag size = image seal size = image shield = shield size = city logo =… …   Wikipedia

  • Judique, Nova Scotia — Judique is a small community located in Inverness County on the Ceilidh Trail (Trunk 19) on the western side of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.Early SettlementThe first permanent European pioneers of Judique were mainly of Scots Highland …   Wikipedia

  • Liste der Countys in Nova Scotia — Nova Scotia ist in 15 Countys und drei Regional Municipalitys eingeteilt, die vor 1995 bzw. 1996 allerdings auch Countys waren. Die Einwohnerzahlen beziehen sich auf den Canada Census 2006. Name Verwaltungssitz Fläche in km² Einwohner Bev. Dichte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Grandique Ferry, Nova Scotia — Grandique Ferry is a former community in Richmond County, Nova Scotia.Currently classed a locality by the provincial government, it is situated on the northern shore of the Lennox Passage near Louisdale, opposite Grandique Point on Isle… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Nova Scotia provincial highways — This is a list of numbered highways in the province of Nova Scotia. Arterial (100 series) highways : See 100 Series Highways * *) * *) *) *) * * * * Highway 102 interchange at Miller Lake * * *Historical Note: Nova Scotia s original arterial… …   Wikipedia

  • List of communities in Nova Scotia — This is a list of communities in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, as designated by the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. Incorporated municipalities in Nova Scotia are either counties, towns or regional municipalities. There are no… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.