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Tancook Island Ferry
The Tancook Island Ferry sails daily first to Little Tancook and then on to Big Tancook Island with lots to see on this wonderful trip including, many of the 365 islands of Mahone Bay, some privately inhabited. Passengers often see birds, seals, porpoises and even the odd whale on their journey, so look out for those and pets are allowed although only small dogs in the passenger cabin, and carry on baggage is allowed, large silver freight boxes are available for additional belongings. Bring your bikes and strollers on board to be stowed, the William G Ernst ferry can now accommodate 45 passengers. The Tancook Island Ferry sails year round on a predetermined schedule transporting passengers from the mainland in Chester to the islands, and visitors are requested to arrive 15 minutes before departure times, and friendly crew are on hand for assistance.
Big Tancook Elementary School
Big Tancook Elementary School on Big Tancook Island, Nova Scotia, Canada was built around 1950 and is a facility for grades primary to five, and is one of the last school rooms in Canada with an average population of 10. Big Tancook Island is the largest of 365 islands in Mahone Bay, Lunenburg County with a history spanning back to the 1700's and fishing is now the primary industry, at one time most islanders were farmers, and the making of sauerkraut was a primary industry till the 1970's with some islanders still keeping this tradition alive, and it can be found in some Lunenburg retails outlets for purchase. Boat building was also a booming business with the first boat built around 1827 by John Baker, and Tancook in later years became famous for the construction of the Tancook Whalers and Schooners, noted for their speed, seaworthiness, and fine lines, this however has become a thing of the past. Big Tancook Elementary School covers a wonderful history of the island, has one teacher who is also the principal and showcases student works.
The Tancook Museum
The Tancook Museum on Tancook Island, Nova Scotia, Canada and houses articles about the island, old tools and items from the island. Open since 1995, and now housed in the old general store building which also houses the Wishing Stones Gallery and Lending Library, and you can travel from room to room admiring the artifacts. The Tancook Museum welcomes you to a step back in time, there's an old fashioned bedroom, kitchen, and a room full of old farming and woodworking tools and implements, and many of the artifacts displayed here were made on Tancook Island decades ago. You can also view museum pieces in the photo gallery and library, come learn the story behind the many fascinating pieces at the museum, play on the old pump organ, and Martha, the museum curator will happily answer all questions and provide interesting facts.
Brass Bell Tancook Bicycle Rentals
Brass Bell Tancook Bicycle Rentals are always open in season from May 1st to October 31 for your bicycle rental needs on Big Tancook Island, Nova Scotia south shore to explore the island, spectacular views and biking trails, and they are located at the head of the wharf hill, just steps from the ferry’s berth. Keep a lookout for their proposed on-site cafe and restaurant with deck and stunning views, healthy wraps, paninis and coffees, and take note they accept cash only for all your cycling and dining activities. While out on your fun bike ride from Brass Bell Tancook Bicycle Rentals, don't forget to visit Hillary at the Wishing Stones Gallery and Museum for great souvenirs, photographs and gifts as well as the history of the island, happy exploring, they have bikes for adults and kids, with the free use of helmets, locks and reflective vests.
Big Tancook Island Cafe and Restaurant
The Big Tancook Island Cafe and Restaurant is located in a beautiful, historic Big Tancook Island House open for lunch and freshly ground brewed coffees, the best on the island. Meals include panini grilled sandwiches and health wraps with superior service, and they welcome groups, are great for kids, offer delivery and catering, have a waiter service and outdoor seating on the deck with gorgeous views that will literally take your breath away. The Big Tancook Island Cafe and Restaurant also have island information on other attractions while dining here, why not rent a bike from Brass Bell Tancook Bicycle Rentals, work up an appetite and come for a great meal and coffee on your travels, it's guaranteed to be the best part of your day, the look forward to meeting you and being of service and hope you have a pleasant stay.
Wishing Stones Studio and Gallery
Wishing Stones Studio and Gallery on Big Tancook Island, Nova Scotia, Canada is open seasonally from May through October and here you will find a gallery of nature photography, a lending library, a fun and games room in a building that was once the old fashioned general store. The islands museum is also housed in the building for a fascinating walk back in time, and a visit to this unique and interesting place displays moments captured in time on the walls, and the room that houses the photographs is decorated in fish nets, buoys, lobster traps and rope, and was renovated using logs and planks that washed up on the beaches after storms, come enjoy the feel of an old sea shanty as they say. Wishing Stones Studio and Gallery offers the photographs for purchase either matted or framed, matted in a sleeve or on a blank card with an envelope, all unique, affordable and enjoyable. Wishing Stones Studio and Gallery also has a small selection of hand-crafted beach glass jewelry and giftware, and the lending library has over 4000 books, movies and magazines for all ages, come for a fascinating visit.
Carolyn's Restaurant and Crafts
Carolyn's Restaurant and Crafts on Big Tancook Island, Nova Scotia, Canada is located just up the hill from the ferry wharf and is the first to welcome you to the island. Housed in a gray and plum building, this eat-in or take out restaurant specializes in seafood, burgers, sandwiches, salads, seafood chowder, home made pie, ice cream, hot and cold drinks, and much more, with spectacular views over Mahone Bay. Carolyn's Restaurant and Crafts also caters to large groups and bus tours, and if you call ahead will make you the perfect chowder meal with the freshest seafood available, it's a must try sublime experience. There's also a wide selection of locally made crafts available here with unique gifts and great souvenirs of hand made suttle mats, crocheted afghans and baby sweater sets, embroidered and quilted items, hand painted popple rocks and fisherman’s buoys, and much more. They also have postcards of the island, tourist information, maps and other information, so stop by, they look forward to welcoming you.
Royal LePage is a name that stands out for high quality service, and have a real estate listing for homes for sale on Big Tancook Island, Nova Scotia. View complete details on their website including photos, tours and more for choices of free standing two, three and four bedroom homes with waterfront locations or more inland. Royal LePage have been helping Canadians with all their real estate needs, buying and selling of properties and more since 1913, and it's their passion as much as their business. For high quality real estate services and professionalism, you've come to the right place and over the years have inspired many industry firsts, from offering virtual tours to launching a website, and are the only real estate company with their own branded charity, The Shelter Foundation which funds women's shelters, violence prevention and education programs across Canada.
Tancook Island is located in the Lunenburg Region of Nova Scotia, Canada with oceanfront accommodations, the beach, hiking, biking and restaurants, a museum and more with the ferry leaving from Chester daily.
Tancook Island Wharf
This Tancook Island Webcam shows a view overlooking the Tancook Island Wharf and is hosted by Novascotiawebcams.com