Tancook Island Homepage

This page is dedicated to my two nephews, Kyle and Curtis, whose love and laughter will long remain on Tancook.
Memorial to The Boys

New Local Business -Check out Wishing Stones Gallery at http://www.wishingstonesgallery.com!

Be sure to check out another new business for our Island called Tancook Bikes!!!

The TANCOOK ISLAND MUSEUM has been relocated. It has moved next door into the old general store building which houses WISHING STONES GALLERY and LENDING LIBRARY. Contrary to local "folklore" it is NOT closed but opened daily from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. along with the GALLERY and LIBRARY. Come visit us. We'd love to sit in the game room and chat with you!

Tancook and Little Tancook are 2 islands located 6 miles off the southern coast of Nova Scotia in Mahone Bay. These two islands are accessible by passenger ferry--the William G. Ernst is stationed at Big Tancook and makes daily runs to and from the historic yachting community of Chester.

In 1792 both Tancooks and Starr Island were granted to J.H. Flieger and George Grant. In 1829 thirty families of German colonists and French Huguenots, who had been brought over by the British Government, established their homes on the Tancooks.

Today, the population of Tancook Island is approximately 125 year round and swells to approximately 200 in the summer. The people make their living solely on the sea as inshore fishermen or ferry crew. Little Tancook has approximately 35 people, all subsist on the sea for their living as well.


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Annual Bird Count The Avifauna of the TancooksBig Tancook Island Cemetery A-L Big Tancook Island Cemetery M-Z B.T.I.E.R.A. - Medical Emergency Response Association
BoatbuildingChurchFallen LeavesFerry ScheduleFlora
GenealogyHandwritten History of Tancook History of Tancook IslandLittle Tancook Island CemeteryMuseum
NostalgiaPublic MeetingSauerkrautSchool Tax List 1919School Tax List 1921
Stove RestorationTancook SchoonersThe Saga of CU 98 GTR 10131 Transportation To & From The Tancooks Turning Back the Clock Walking Tour
Where in the World?Whale Poem Whale Tale
Cove Caning Tancook Bikes

Don Cross Photos Helgesen Pictures Marybeth's Album
SceneryScenery IISunsets by Hillary
TrapgangWinter Scenes

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Hirtle Hutt Langille Levy
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