Clam Harbour, Nova Scotia

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Date: About 1780 [unknown]
Location: Clam Harbour, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
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Clam Harbour is a rural community on the Eastern Shore region of the Halifax Regional Municipality Nova Scotia, Canada on the West Ship Harbour Road, 84 kilometers east of Dartmouth, between Ship Harbour and Jeddore. For the purposes of this page, Clam Harbour and Clam Bay will be treated as one community.

Pre-Columbian History

Clam Harbour National Park contains an important archaelogical site, with artefacts of pre-Columbian Mi'kmaq[1]. Many of these are tools and ceramics, most dating back to 1,000-2,000 years before European contact. The artifacts found suggest a seasonal occupation, which spanned many generations.

Early European Families

The 1827 census of Clam Harbour found only 5 families, with a total of 39 people (including workers). The family names surveyed were Weaver (Webber), Stoddard and Robinson. The Webbers belonged to an extended family of Loyalists, originally from Germany, found also in Jeddore and Ship Harbour.

All the heads of house were employed in fisheries[2].

1Samuel Weaver57012
2Philip Weaver6309
3George Stoddard5218
4Edmund Stoddard5308
5John Robinson1012
tot 2215239


  1. Canada's Historic Places, Clam Harbour Archaelogical Site. Accessed 2018.
  2. Nova Scotia Archives, Census Returns, Assessment and Poll Tax Records 1767-1838. town of Clam Harbour. Transcribed 2018, B Foley. note: treat this transcription as you would any secondary source, and check against the original documents. I may have made errors in transcription

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