Ships and Marine History

Yarmouth was one of Canada's major shipbuilding centres in the 19th century, and by 1879 it had the second-largest registered tonnage in Canada. However, the advent of the steamship in the late 1800s brought an end to the age of sail and the decline of Yarmouth's wooden shipbuilding industry. This exhibit traces the rise and fall of sailing ships and includes displays on shipwrecks and model ships associated with the Yarmouth region.