Shag Harbour Train

Shag Harbour Train

Type of Business: Travel

Established: 1899

Shut Down: 1983


      The first train came through the village in November of 1899.  The idea came four years earlier, in 1895, when they started working on the fencing and telegraph line on the railroad. This project provided employment for many local men. They really got down to business in October of 1899, following a September meeting of which Ernest Nickerson was the chairman. They drew up a schedule and the men of Shag Harbour, including Ernest Nickerson and Gilbert Nickerson, came together to finish the task, for which they had set a deadline of December 1, 1899. In 1909, there was an explosion at the train station that tragically killed three young boys and injured three more.

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