Halls Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
Low Tide at Halls Harbour
Hall's Harbour is a little fishing village right on the Bay of Fundy, famous for it's spectacular scenery, tides and fresh lobster. Supposedly it was named after Samuel Hall, an American privateer in the American Revolution who used the cove as a base to raid settlements in the Annapolis Valley.
Settled in 1826, Hall's Harbour became a shipbuilding port, producing many schooners and square-rigged vessels. Today the main year-round industry is fishing - commercial lobster and scallop boats operate from the wharves, and the lobster pound is always a busy spot. Hall's Harbour is one of the last authentic fishing villages on Nova Scotia's Fundy coast.
The tide rises at a speed of one inch per minute. Billions of tons of seawater rush in and out of the Bay twice daily to create as much as a 42 foot height variance. You can see the water line on the wharf.