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Aug 17, 2004 - Ottawa House Partridge Island

The village of Partridge Island prospered in the 1780’s as the area was a strategic crossroad on the principal land and sea travel routes of early Maritime settlement. The ferry service operated for well over 100 years with direct service to Annapolis Valley and Saint John, New Brunswick. James Noble Shannon and partner James Ratchford, original founders of the community and builders of the Ottawa House, built up a thriving business at Partridge Island in shipbuilding and international trade during the Age of Sail. By the 1870’s, the...

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