VALUABLE COX SHIPBUILDING HISTORY DISCOVERED (October 19/01)

“You and Leon Barron and others have done a remarkable job of finding information about the Kingsport ship designer and builder Ebenezar Cox,” writes Wolfville historian L.S. Loomer in a letter to this columnist. “Sometimes, however, luck succeeds amazingly where much hard digging finds bits, pieces and frustration.” Mr. Loomer was leading up to an […]

COUNTY WAS “HOTBED” OF SHIPBUILDING (May 15/07)

It’s generally agreed that during the era of sailing ships, Canning and Kingsport were the busiest shipbuilding ports in Kings County. I believe it’s a consensus as well that Canning’s Ebenezar Bigelow and Kingsport’s Ebenezar Cox were the leading shipbuilders. Bigelow and Cox were mainly active as shipbuilders in the 19th century. However, long before […]

UPDATE ON “MYSTERY WRECK” AND LOCAL SHIPBUILDING (November 9/01)

Dan Conlin, curator of the [Maritime] Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, e-mailed me recently with an update on the wreck found in Wolfville harbour. And from a Halifax reader, Dr. Frederick A. J. Mathews, comes information about shipbuilder Ebenezar Cox and some facts about early shipbuilding on the Cornwallis River. Readers will recall that in a […]