Cox's Historic Shipyard & Warehouse

Record #: MDS0143
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2016
Last Full Update: 01 Apr 2015


Located In Shelburne (town of)
Where To Find Us
Shelburne Waterfront
Dock St
Shelburne, NS
Areas Served Shelburne County


Phone 902-875-3219
Mailing Address c/o Shelburne Historical Society 
PO Box Box 39 
Dock St 
Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0

Description & Services

Hundreds worked here with their hands, building ships loaded with Shelburne dories for fishing, as well as schooners such as the Haligonian, sister ship to the famous Bluenose. 
From the 1820's to 1984, dozens of workshops, stores and wharves lined the bustling waterfront. 
Walk along the waterfront and see the building that housed the sawmill that cut the lumber, the sheds where the ships were assembled, the prominent Cox's Warehouse that supplied the shipbuilding boom. 
Cox's Warehouse, the Dorothy and Gail Building (now the Osprey Arts Centre)and the shipyard buildings have new lives with tenants like the SHYC Sailing School and the Shelburne Physiotherapy Clinic. There's even a gym where the Cox General Store once sold goods. 
At the other end of Dock Street, meet Nova Scotia's only female cooper at the Barrel Factory.