Interesting History

Historic Properties also known as Privateer’s Wharf are warehouses on the boardwalk in downtown Halifax at the waterfront that were constructed during the Napoleon War by businessmen ( actually privateers, and smugglers) whose vessels defied the blockade to bring supplies to the British Commander, Duke of Wellington. These properties helped make Halifax prosperous in Canada’s early days by aiding trade and commerce, but they were also frequently used as vehicles for smuggling and privateering. The historic properties reflect the time period beginning with the War of 1812. The main contribution of Nova Scotia in the war was privateers. Over 35 Nova Scotian Privateers seized more than 200 American merchant ships and their cargo. Merchants and traders bought them at auctions in Halifax and promptly resold them. In many cases, they even resold the Americans their own goods. Privateering was a risky. Interesting history…

Today they are shops and restaurants and interesting architecture. Great places to walk on a beautiful day, grab a bite to eat and take some photos.

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Love this guy…

demonstrating how all the forms of public punishment were used for that time period.
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He’s my anchor!IMG_6218We had a FUN day! And today… we are celebrating our 29th Wedding Anniversary!

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Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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