Port Medway, Nova Scotia

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Port Medway, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Port Medway, Nova Scotia
Port Medway in Nova Scotia

Port Medway is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Region of Queens Municipality.

Coordinates: 44°7′33″N 64°34′26″W / 44.12583°N 64.57389°W / 44.12583; -64.57389 (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.