The clickable images and pictures further below illustrate data about Portuguese Cove, Nova Scotia. Portuguese Cove is a rural community in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia on Route 349 on the Chebucto Peninsula .
The name comes from the Portuguese fishermen who for many years sailed in the summer months fishing in the 18th century.
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Bear Cove, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1.04 km) Bear Cove is a community of the Halifax Regional Municipality in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia on the Chebucto Peninsula.
Chebucto Head, Nova Scotia (1.92 km)Chebucto Head is a Canadian headland on Nova Scotia's Chebucto Peninsula located within the community of Duncan's Cove, Nova Scotia. Chebucto Head forms the most easterly point on the peninsula and is used to define the southwestern limit of Halifax Harbour; historically known to the Mi'kmaq Nation as "Jipugtug", (anglicised as "Chebucto") meaning "the biggest harbour", or simply, "the big harbour". A line drawn northeast from Chebucto Head to Pennant Point defines the southern geographic limit of the harbour.
Duncan's Cove, Nova Scotia (2.36 km) Duncan's Cove is a small rural community on the Chebucto Peninsula in the Halifax Regional Municipality on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean on the Ketch Harbour Road (Route 349), 19 kilometers from Halifax. The community is located beside Chebucto Head, the prominent coastal headland. History Duncan's Cove began as a small fishing community. The first recorded settler in Duncan's Cove was Simon Duntoyn in 1752. Other families followed including the Crab, Full, Leonard and McNab families. John McNab was granted in 1859.
Halibut Bay, Nova Scotia (3.57 km) Halibut Bay is a community of the Halifax Regional Municipality in the Canadian province of Nova Scotiaon the Chebucto Peninsula.
Ketch Harbour, Nova Scotia (3.61 km)Ketch Harbour is a former rural fishing community on the Chebucto Peninsula in the Halifax Regional Municipality on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean on Route 349, 17 kilometers from Halifax. It is currently inhabited by people who, for the most part, commute to Halifax and its surrounding areas to work. There are no longer commercial fishing boats based out of the community, though it does have a government wharf. Settlement History The community has been an important fishing spot for well over two hundred years.
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