A town on the south-west coast of the province of Nova Scotia; founded by United Empire Loyalists in 1783; first known as Port Roseway. For a few years after its foundation the town grew at an astonishing pace, and at one time "had a population larger than that of Quebec and Montreal combined," but the locality afforded none of the elements of permanent prosperity, and the bulk of the population drifted to other parts of the province.
   Index: Hd Town of, founded by Loyalists, 263.
   Bib.: Haliburton, History of Nova Scotia; Sabine, American Loyalists; Bourinot, Builders of Nova Scotia; Lovell, Gazetteer of Canada.

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