Port Greville

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Port Greville, Nova Scotia
Village
Beach at low tide in Port Greville, showing remnants of early port facilities
Beach at low tide in Port Greville, showing remnants of early port facilities
Port Greville is located in Nova Scotia
Port Greville
Location of Port Greville, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 45°24′N 64°32′W / 45.400°N 64.533°W / 45.400; -64.533Coordinates: 45°24′N 64°32′W / 45.400°N 64.533°W / 45.400; -64.533
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
Municipality Cumberland County
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
Postal code B
Area code(s) 902
Places in Nova Scotia

Port Greville is a rural community in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. It is home of the Age of Sail Museum of maritime history.

Port Greville was the location of the construction of many sailing ships used in trade mainly with the American New England states. Many sea captains came from the area with names such as Wagstaff, Pettis and Merriam.

One such vessel was the three masted schooner 'Minas King', captained by George Merriam with his cousin J.Randall Merriam operating as first mate. Randall Merriam later became a Master Mariner (inland waters) and captained several of the Canadian National ferries operating between Cape Tormentine New Brunswick and Borden PEI.

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