Port Hawkesbury

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Port Hawkesbury

Gaelic: Baile a' Chlamhain / An Gut
Town
Skyline of Port Hawkesbury
Nickname(s): 
Cape Breton's Front Porch
Port Hawkesbury is located in Nova Scotia
Port Hawkesbury
Port Hawkesbury
Location of Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
Port Hawkesbury is located in Canada
Port Hawkesbury
Port Hawkesbury
Port Hawkesbury (Canada)
Coordinates: 45°36′55″N 61°21′51″W / 45.61528°N 61.36417°W / 45.61528; -61.36417Coordinates: 45°36′55″N 61°21′51″W / 45.61528°N 61.36417°W / 45.61528; -61.36417
CountryCanada
ProvinceNova Scotia
MunicipalityInverness County
Founded1789
IncorporatedJanuary 22, 1889
Government
 • MayorBrenda Chisholm-Beaton[1]
 • Governing BodyPort Hawkesbury Town Council
Area
 (2016)
 • Total8.10 km2 (3.13 sq mi)
Highest elevation
54 m (177 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total3,214
 • Density396.6/km2 (1,027/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Postal code
B9A
Area code(s)902
Telephone Exchange625
Median Earnings*$48,141
NTS Map011F11
GNBC CodeCBELL
Websitetownofporthawkesbury.ca
  • Median household income, 2005 ($) (all households)

Port Hawkesbury (Scottish Gaelic: Baile a' Chlamhain) is a town located on the southwestern end of Cape Breton Island, on the north shore of the Strait of Canso, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

Notable people[change | change source]

  • Lynn Coady is an author. Her best selling novels include Strange Heaven, Play the Monster Blind, Saints of Big Harbour, the Giller Prize nominated Antagonist (2011) and the Giller Prize Winning Hellgoing (2013).
  • Mark Day, a film and television actor now living in Toronto and Los Angeles.
  • Henry Embree, noted 19th-century boatbuilder
  • Aaron Johnson, an NHL draft pick now playing with the AHL's Stockton Heat.
  • Billy Joe MacLean, former mayor, provincial cabinet minister
  • Henry Nicholas Paint (1830–1921), member of Parliament for Richmond County, merchant and land owner. His family (settling from Guernsey) received land grants at Belle Vue on the Strait of Canso in 1817 and at Point Tupper in 1863, and did much to develop the local communities in the area.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Chisholm-Beaton sworn in as Port Hawkesbury mayor". 101.5 FM The Hawk. 2 November 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.

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