Cruises from Shelburne, Nova Scotia
Shelburne is a small town (population 1700) in SW Nova Scotia, Canada, about 170km south on the same coast as Halifax, the provincial capital. It lies about 18km from the open ocean. This maritime region was part of the French colony Arcadia in the early 1600s. Their small fishing village was raided by English colonists in the early 1700s, who created a fishing station at Cape Roseway in 1715 – now known as Shelburne.
It was raided by the infamous pirate Ned Low in 1722. In 1783 it was resettled by United Empire Loyalists, and the event is commemorated today in full-dress marches.