A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation. To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.
Three Fathom Harbour is a fishing community on the Eastern Shore of the Halifax Regional Municipality Nova Scotia on the shore of Atlantic Ocean off Route 207 on Three Fathom Harbour Road . The harbour had its own authority.[ citation needed ]
Fishing is the activity of trying to catch fish. Fish are normally caught in the wild. Techniques for catching fish include hand gathering, spearing, netting, angling and trapping. “Fishing” may include catching aquatic animals other than fish, such as molluscs, cephalopods, crustaceans, and echinoderms. The term is not normally applied to catching farmed fish, or to aquatic mammals, such as whales where the term whaling is more appropriate. In addition to being caught to be eaten, fish are caught as recreational pastimes. Fishing tournaments are held, and caught fish are sometimes kept as preserved or living trophies. When bioblitzes occur, fish are typically caught, identified, and then released.
The Eastern Shore is a region of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It is the Atlantic coast running northeast from Halifax Harbour to the eastern end of the peninsula at the Strait of Canso.
Nova Scotia is one of Canada's three Maritime Provinces, and one of the four provinces that form Atlantic Canada. Its provincial capital is Halifax. Nova Scotia is the second-smallest of Canada's ten provinces, with an area of 55,284 square kilometres (21,300 sq mi), including Cape Breton and another 3,800 coastal islands. As of 2016, the population was 923,598. Nova Scotia is Canada's second-most-densely populated province, after Prince Edward Island, with 17.4 inhabitants per square kilometre (45/sq mi).
Originally a small fishing village outside Dartmouth, Nova Scotia along the 207 Hwy. The next community past Lawrencetown Beach, Three Fathom Harbour consists of several islands. One is connected to the mainland by a causeway (originally wooden) and was the main fishing community now referred to as the Fisherman's Reserve. Acadian fishermen from Chezzetcook and Grand Desert would spend their summers there in small fishing huts, working on their boats and would return to their family homes in the winter. Later, summer cottages started to spring up along with family homes. The main island was always residential with farms. It was a man made island with Rocky Run with waters leaving Porter's Lake at the western end, Porter's Lake at the north, and the Harbour at the south. The west end had a man made canal separating it from the main land. Originally, Seaforth was part of Three Fathom Harbour. The Canal and Rocky Run were entry points for salt water to run into Porter's Lake. The Canal end at the south of Porters Lake was a popular cottage area. The Three Fathom Harbour Road, was originally the main road, with a side road to Lower Three Fathom Harbour. The original Three Fathom Harbour school was on the west end of the "cove" along Three Fathom Harbour Road. Today it serves as a family home. Highway 207 was built and later paved in approximately 1960 and became the main road through the community. There are still fewer homes built along that route than on the Three Fathom Harbour Road, as the south side of the road is heavily muskeg. The north side has several short roadways to homes on Porter's Lake. The area is currently still an active fishing area. Many homes and cottages scatter the lake and ocean shores. It is now within commuting distance to Halifax/Dartmouth.
Dartmouth is a former city and urban community located in the Halifax Regional Municipality of Nova Scotia, Canada. Dartmouth is located on the eastern shore of Halifax Harbour. Dartmouth has been nicknamed the City of Lakes, after the large number of lakes located within its boundaries.
East Chezzetcook is a rural community on the Eastern Shore of the Halifax Regional Municipality Nova Scotia on the East Chezzetcook Road off of Trunk 7. This small French fishing village is home to many descendant Acadians.
Grand Désert is a small Acadian community of the Halifax Regional Municipality in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia on Route 207 situated between West Chezzetcook and Seaforth. It is one of the five villages located along the Chezzetcook Inlet. The name of the community came from the Acadian word Désert meaning "land of no trees". The population in 2003 was 315.
A telephone exchange is a telecommunications system used in the public switched telephone network or in large enterprises. An exchange consists of electronic components and in older systems also human operators that interconnect (switch) telephone subscriber lines or virtual circuits of digital systems to establish telephone calls between subscribers.
The Shubenacadie Canal is a Canadian canal in central Nova Scotia, linking Halifax Harbour with the Bay of Fundy by way of the Shubenacadie River and Shubenacadie Grand Lake. Begun in 1826, it was not completed until 1861 and was closed in 1871. Currently small craft use the river and lakes, but only one lock is operational. Three of the nine locks have been restored to preserve their unique fusion of British and North American construction techniques. More extensive restoration is planned.
The Aspotogan Peninsula is a peninsula in the eastern part of Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, separating St. Margarets Bay in the east from Mahone Bay in the west. The peninsula was originally settled by second generation French immigrants on the east side and by second generation German immigrants on the west side. Traditionally fishing was a major industry for communities throughout the peninsula, however other primary industries such as farming and forestry were historically important as well. Shipping and shipbuilding were secondary and tertiary industries that also came into prominence during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Cole Harbour is a former unincorporated village and unincorporated suburban community located in the Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada
Highway 107 in Nova Scotia runs through the eastern suburbs of the Halifax Regional Municipality, from the Burnside Industrial Park in Dartmouth to an intersection with Trunk 7 in Musquodoboit Harbour. It is 41 km (25 mi) long, and is mostly two lane, controlled access highway.
The Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) in Nova Scotia, Canada has a widely varied geography.
Nova Scotia Trunk 7 is part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia's system of Trunk Highways. The route runs from Bedford to Antigonish, along the Eastern Shore for a distance of 269 kilometres (167 mi). Part of Trunk 7 is known as the Marine Drive.
Route 322 is a collector road in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
Route 318 is a collector road in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
Route 207 is a collector road in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It is located in the Halifax Regional Municipality and connects Dartmouth to Porters Lake on the Eastern Shore.
Scouting in Nova Scotia has a long history, from the 1900s to the present day, serving thousands of youth in programs that suit the environment in which they live.
Westphal is an unincorporated urban community located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and an unincorporated suburban community located outside of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Some of Westphal is considered part of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and some of it is considered separate from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The area is bound by Port Wallace in the north, Waverley Road in the west, Lake Major Road in the east and Main Street in the south. The area also includes the watershed and water filtration plant for the Halifax Regional Water Commission that supplies drinking water for the residents of Dartmouth and surrounding communities east of Halifax Harbour. It is named after two Westphal brothers who became admirals in the British navy and who hailed from this part of Nova Scotia - George Augustus Westphal and his younger brother Philip. Their surname is of German origin.
West Lawrencetown is a residential community within the Halifax Regional Municipality Nova Scotia on the Eastern Shore on Route 207 along the scenic route Marine Drive.
East Lawrencetown is a rural community within Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada on the Eastern Shore on Route 207 along the scenic route Marine Drive. The community is 22.4 kilometers from Halifax. Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park is located in the community, at the southern end of Lawrencetown Lake, a natural ocean inlet. The beach is a year-round destination for surfing, attracting both locals and those from abroad. There are also places to park your vehicle, stroll along boardwalks, hike, mountain bike and swim. Available to the public in the summer is a canteen, showers, flush toilets and a section of beach that is supervised by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service.
Musquodoboit Harbour is a Canadian rural community in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality. The community is situated on the Eastern Shore at the mouth of the Musquodoboit River. The community lies 45 kilometres east of downtown Halifax. With a hospital, RCMP detachment, postal outlet, schools, recreational center, library, municipal office and other services, Musquodoboit Harbour is a serve centre for many of the surrounding communities.
Porters Lake is a rural community in the Eastern Shore region of the Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, between Trunk 7 and Route 207, 27.8 km from Halifax. The residents mainly commute to jobs in Dartmouth, Burnside Industrial Park or in Downtown Halifax. The community is built around the lake from which it takes its name.
Head of Chezzetcook is a rural community on the Eastern Shore Marine Drive route of Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia. The Head of Chezzetcook area begins at the intersections of routes 7 and 207, near Porters Lake and West Chezzetcook, and continues along the Marine Drive to Gaetz Brook. Head of Chezzetcook is a short commute to Downtown Halifax at 29.52 kilometers; and in its heyday was a major port of call for ships delivering supplies from the city to local gold miners and early settlers. A vista of the sea marks the Head of Chezzetcook Inlet, for which the Chezzetcooks are named; and a fork in the road for both East Chezzetcook and Conrod Settlement.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a major multi-modal transportation centre for freight and passengers in Atlantic Canada.
Nova Scotia is a province located in Eastern Canada fronting the Atlantic Ocean. One of the Maritime Provinces, Nova Scotia's geography is complex, despite its relatively small size in comparison to other Canadian provinces.
Preston-Dartmouth is a provincial electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that elects one member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. The riding was created in 2012 as Dartmouth-Preston, with 100 per cent of the former district of Preston, 10 per cent of the former district of Cole Harbour, 9 per cent of the district of Dartmouth East and 3 per cent of the district of Eastern Shore. A private member's bill in May 2013 changed the name to Preston-Dartmouth.
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