Summerville, Nova Scotia

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Summerville, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Summerville, Nova Scotia
Summerville in Nova Scotia

Summerville is a small community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in The Municipality of the District of West Hants in Hants County.

History[edit]

The identities of the Acadians who settled this community prior to the Expulsion of the Acadians are unknown.

After the American Revolution, Summerville, Hants County was first settled by American Loyalists Captain John Robert Grant.

A large wharf was built at Summerville in the late 19th century to export gypsum. It was also used to repair ships and later became a vessel graveyard for old sailing ships converted to gypsum barges. Trace of the hulls of several of these large sailing vessels may still be seen at low tide, including the hull of the Barque Hamburg, the largest barque ever built in Canada.[1]

Notable people[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Summerville
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18
(64)
15
(59)
21
(70)
24
(75)
31.1
(88)
32
(90)
34
(93)
36
(97)
30.6
(87.1)
26
(79)
22
(72)
17
(63)
36
(97)
Average high °C (°F) −1
(30)
−0.6
(30.9)
3.2
(37.8)
9
(48)
15.8
(60.4)
21
(70)
24.2
(75.6)
23.7
(74.7)
19.3
(66.7)
13.3
(55.9)
7.3
(45.1)
2
(36)
11.4
(52.5)
Average low °C (°F) −9.4
(15.1)
−9.1
(15.6)
−5.3
(22.5)
0.1
(32.2)
5
(41)
9.6
(49.3)
13.2
(55.8)
13
(55)
9.1
(48.4)
4.5
(40.1)
0.2
(32.4)
−5.7
(21.7)
2.1
(35.8)
Record low °C (°F) −24
(−11)
−32
(−26)
−24
(−11)
−12
(10)
−5
(23)
−1.7
(28.9)
3.3
(37.9)
1.1
(34)
−2.2
(28)
−6.7
(19.9)
−13
(9)
−22
(−8)
−32
(−26)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 99.9
(3.933)
84
(3.31)
97.3
(3.831)
80.4
(3.165)
87.9
(3.461)
69.3
(2.728)
73.7
(2.902)
72.1
(2.839)
93
(3.66)
94.4
(3.717)
99.9
(3.933)
102.1
(4.02)
1,054
(41.5)
Source: Environment Canada[2]

Restaurant[edit]

A small restaurant and inn is operated in Summerville, originally called "The Avon Emporium" and "Shipright Inn" respectively. In February 2014 "the emporium" as many locals called it was bought by the owners of "The Flying Apron", relocating from Tantallon, NS.

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Coordinates: 45°5′47.58″N 64°9′50.16″W / 45.0965500°N 64.1639333°W / 45.0965500; -64.1639333 (Summerville, Nova Scotia)