Ebenezer Bigelow
Shipyard

1838 – 1919


Photographs of
Monument

Canning
Kings County
Nova Scotia

Located on the south side of Main Street (Highway 221) at the Pleasant Street intersection

GPS location:   45°09'25"N   64°25'05"W
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Bigelow shipyard monument, general view


Ebenezer Bigelow shipyard monument


The above photographs were taken on 8 July 2003



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1866 July

Schooner Escape

When fire swept Canning's main street in July 1866, a small schooner was
under construction on the stocks in the Bigelow shipyard. The wooden ship
was ready for launching except for her spars, rigging, and sails. As the fire
drew near, Ebenezer Bigelow saw the tide was high, and made a snap
decision to launch immediately. Quickly, a crowd of people clambered on
the vessel's deck, seeking to escape the flames. Later, the vessel would be
named Escape. In 1874 Escape's luck ran out. She was lost with all
on board near Digby Gut, Nova Scotia.
— Source: Stanley Spicer, in The Canning Gazette, Issue #127, July 1998


Links to Relevant Websites

Canning Monument Salutes Famed Shipbuilders by Ed Coleman
Kentville Advertiser, 5 August 2005
    http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/ecoleman/editorial/2005/e05aug05.html


Bigelow Shipyard Monument
    http://www.nsexplore.ca/monuments1/pages/
          Canning_BigelowShipyardMonument.htm







Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1763.ca/remem/plaques.html



Harold Borden monument Harold Borden monument, 1900 Canning
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/borden_h.html


Canning war memorial Canning war memorial Canning
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/cannmem.html


Wolfville war memorial Wolfville war memorial Wolfville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/wolfmem.html


Acadia U. Memorial Gym Acadia U. Memorial Gym Wolfville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/acadiamemgym.html


Kentville Legion war memorial Kentville Legion war memorial Kentville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/kentlegion.html


Kentville Memorial Park Kentville Memorial Park Kentville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/kentmem.html


Sheffield Mills war memorial Sheffield Mills war memorial Sheffield Mills
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/sheffieldmills.html


North Mountain airplane crash memorial North Mountain airplane crash memorial Brow of Mountain
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/browmtn.html


Wolfville: 1967 Centennial Project 1967 Willow Park plaque Wolfville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/wolfwillow.html


Wellington Dyke, Starrs Point Wellington Dyke Starrs Point
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/wellington.html


Fort Edward blockhouse Fort Edward blockhouse Windsor
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/fortedward.html


Planters monument Planters monument Horton Landing
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/plantermon.html


Acacia Villa School cairn Acacia Villa School monument Hortonville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/avschool.html


1747 Attack at Grand Pre monument 1747 Attack at Grand Pre Monument Grand Pre
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/attack1747.html


Sir Robert Laird Borden monument Sir Robert Laird Borden Monument Grand Pre
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/borden_rl.html


Prescott House, Starrs Point Prescott House Starrs Point
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/prescottcr.html


Abraham Gesner monument Abraham Gesner Monument Chipman Corner
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/gesnermem.html


Blue Mountain Cemetery monument Blue Mountain Cemetery Association Blue Mountain
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/bluemtn.html


Arthur W.H. Eaton tombstone Arthur W.H. Eaton tombstone Kentville
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/eatonawh.html


Marguerite Woodworth tombstone Marguerite Woodworth tombstone Church Street
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/woodworth.html


Go To:   Nova Scotia History, Chapter One
    http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory01.html

Go To:   Nova Scotia Historical Biographies
    http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory00.html#ns-historical-biog

Go To:   Proclamations: Land Grants in Nova Scotia 1757, '58, '59
    http://planter2010.ca/proc/proclamations-ndx.html

Go To:   Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1805, edited by Richard John Uniacke
    http://ns1763.ca/law/ns-statutes1805-titlepg.html

Go To:   Nova Scotia Quotations
    http://ns1758.ca/quote/quotes.html

Go To:   History of Railway Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/rail/railways.html

Go To:   History of Telegraph and Telephone Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/tele/telephone.html

Go To:   History of Electric Power Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/electric/electric.html

Go To:   History of Automobiles in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/auto/automobiles.html

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First uploaded to the WWW:   2003 July 08
Added Google Map link:   2008 January 20
Latest update:   2010 January 01