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Seal Cove Herring Smoke Sheds

Seal Cove Old Harbour | Seal Cove, New Brunswick, Canada
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Old-timey charm...

One of my favourite spots to visit when on the island, this location gives you a sense of what... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
RebeccaRM10
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Saint Andrews, Canada
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Picture Perfect

This is place to stop to capture the spirit of a fishing community. The old herring smoke sheds are... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
trainfan2000
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Hamilton, Canada
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Seal Cove Old Harbour | Seal Cove, New Brunswick, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of my favourite spots to visit when on the island, this location gives you a sense of what Grand Manan would have looked like in the past. A delightful little stroll to a quaint beach, it’s a perfect spot to unwind.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is place to stop to capture the spirit of a fishing community. The old herring smoke sheds are still standing and appear to be in good shape. The waters of the Bay of Fundy lap around the sheds and there were a couple of...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is pretty unique existing old fishing mini village. The houses look like huge wooden barns. They are nice and kind of reminders of how people of Grand Manan used to live and work. It was not very romantic even though we would like to...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

The building are very interesting and a wonderful place to allow the imagination to turn back in time and imagine all the activity that would have been reality when the Herring industry was in full swing. The Seal Cove Beach is not to be missed.

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

If you want to snap a few shots of Gran Manan make sure that you stop here. The rustic buildings give photo takers lots of material to collect. The beach itself is quite long and has easy access. It is also easy to walk. Out...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

A very picturesque spot with a quite a few closed up buildings and boat docks. Nice views of a rocky inlet and fishing boats.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

The seal Cove Herring Sheds are truly a maritime history. The stories associsted with the industry are remarkable. We're heading back for a longer visit in Sept, can't wait!

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

A left at the corner toward Seal Beach leads to a rustic, abandoned fishing village. The buildings are weathered and several are in the process of being repurposed. A lovely spot for pictures. Complete the drive to the hidden beach, a wonderful location to enjoy...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

This attraction is simply the presence of many smoke sheds and fishermen's shacks still standing, used, and being used as residences by some with ongoing maintenance, restorations, and renovations. We stopped there to walk around and take some pictures during a very foggy morning. Interesting...More

Thank Clifton W
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

The old smoke sheds are a reminder of an industry that has disappeared on Grand Manan. During the herring season whole herring was salted and smoked in these sheds. I could almost smell the aroma of smoked bloaters (as the finished product was called).

Thank Robert H
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