Roots run deep in Harrigan Cove. Long ago, this hamlet and several others along the Number 7 Highway were collectively known as the Bay of Islands. This site will include information on Harrigan Cove plus its neighbours, including Moosehead and Necum Teuch.
If your family is connected further east, from Ecum Secum to Liscomb, check out my sister site: Liscomb Mills. Many families are intertwined, including my McDonald and Tibert families.
Harrigan Cove, Halifax County
Taken from Place-Names and Places of Nova Scotia, published by the Public Archives of Nova Scotia as a special project to commemorate Canada’s centenary of Confederation in 1967, page 282.
A settlement situated about twenty miles north-east of Sheet Harbour on the eastern shore being named after an early settler. A plan of lots dated in 1827 shows much of the land belonged to Simon and Alexander Fraser and Thomas Currey.
St. Mary’s Anglican Church was consecrated on September 25, 1909.
A school-house was erected about 1880.
A Postal Way Office was established in 1864.
Gold was discovered in this district in 1868, but it was not until the last of the century that mining operations became active for a few years.
In 1883, Barnham and Morrill of Portland, Maine, operated a lobster processing factory here, and fishing has been a major industry.
The population in 1956 was 127.
(Taken from Place-Names and Places of Nova Scotia, published by the Public Archives of Nova Scotia as a special project to commemorate Canada’s centenary of Confederation in 1967, page 282: http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/cap/places/ )