Granville Ferry

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Granville Ferry is located in Nova Scotia
Granville Ferry
Granville Ferry in Nova Scotia

Granville Ferry is a village in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in Annapolis County. Granville Ferry is located directly across the Annapolis River from Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.[1] It was the northern terminus for ferries running across the river.[2] Granville Ferry was a major shipbuilding centre in the Golden Age of Sail. The village was also home to Bessie Hall, a notable female mariner in the 19th century. The community is named after John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville.[3] Its population at the 2016 census was 110, a decline of 22.5% since 2011.[4]

Granville Ferry from Annapolis Royal

Coordinates: 44°45′26″N 65°30′44″W / 44.75722°N 65.51222°W / 44.75722; -65.51222 (Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia)


  1. ^ "Granville Ferry". Geographical Names Board of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  2. ^ Place-Names and Places of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Public Archives of Nova Scotia. 1967. p. 257. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Place-names of the Province of Nova Scotia". Halifax, N.S. Royal Print. & Litho. 1922.
  4. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 27 January 2018.