Port Medway, Nova Scotia
Was early settled by United Empire Loyalists via Land Petitions/Memorials in the 1780s per N.S. Archives
Because of its deep harbor, the town originally housed a significant wooden shipbuilding industry owned by the Wylde family. At its most prosperous, over 5,000 inhabitants lived and worked there. When the industry disappeared the population dwindled to a few hundred residents.
After the historic lighthouse was decommissioned, it was purchased by Queens County and restored in 2002.