Ship Portrait Collection

The Yarmouth County Museum's collection of ship portraits is the third-largest in Canada and reflects the area's deep connections to the sea and the age of sail. Ship portraits were often brought back from foreign ports by captains, either for the owners or for the captains themselves. The majority of our paintings have direct connections to Yarmouth.

For a more extensive review of the museum's ship portrait collection and Yarmouth's marine history, the Virtual Museum of Canada has ship information, stories, and a searchable image database.