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Killam Brothers Shipping Office

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Killam Brothers Shipping Office

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Cindy R wrote a review Aug. 2019
Canada76 contributions19 helpful votes
This is a very small museum, but quite interesting. A staff person can explain the Killam family history. Photos in an album really need updating. Free and right on the waterfront
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Blair M wrote a review Jul. 2019
Halifax, Canada222 contributions224 helpful votes
Hidden right in the open is a nice free museum with lots of Yarmouth history of shipping and that our the famous Killam Brothers who have contributed to much in Yarmouth and beyond. This is not a large museum, but has a lot of history to show. While we were there in July 2019, they had a lot of displays on the Black Loyalist who move to the area after civil war in USA. Lots of interesting information. If walking the waterfront, this is a nice place to stop for a tour.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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HistorySearcher wrote a review Jul. 2018
Yarmouth, Canada1 contribution
The shipping office may not be overly advertised but it's a cool discovery. It's the oldest shipping office ran by the Killam Brothers and going on for five generations. There's interesting stories of the company, some of the vessels they had and there is an exhibit with items that were used in the original office. It was shut down for a while but it's open again in July to August. Apart from the cool history lesson of the vessels that were once made there, they have information of the culture and some history around the rest of the town if you want a quick but eventful visit to Yarmouth. They also have information about the nearby counties if you ever want to have a few pitstops on your way through Nova Scotia. You can be in there for however long, either a quick look around or a long learning experience. The first floor has the museum and information center while the second floor has a little more history about the surrounding areas.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Jnanayog wrote a review Jun. 2018
St. John's, Canada4,101 contributions253 helpful votes
A small early shipping company with local and worldwide influence. They were know as the Killam Brothers’ and this building tells there story of shipbuilding, ship,chandlers, and later in years dealing in coal etc. Their Sailing ships were truly awesome and their local captains known worldwide. One of their large ships, the Research, wrote the saga of the “Voyage of Many Rudders” being the replacing of some 7 or more Rudders during a trip,across the Atlantic.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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dave_b15 wrote a review Feb. 2018
Montreal, Canada272 contributions59 helpful votes
Yarmouth was at one time a bustling port with strong connections to New England. This small museum provides some insight into the shipping business that flourished in Yarmouth, leading to the prosperity of this part of Nova Scotia. It\s worth spending a short time here just to get a flavour of the history of the town.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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