HISTORY

 Walton was called Petite Riviere before.

We had a barite mine, the largest deposit in the world when it opened.

Gypsum mine was operating and lumber was shipped from Walton Harbour.

Our historical Lighthouse was built in 1873 by Timothy Parker, member of a distinguished family in Walton

A giftshop, rest area for picnics and walking trails are at the lighthouse park.

The lighthouse is open from May till October from 8am till dusk.

The highest tides in the world occur in the Minas Basin.

 

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3 responses to “HISTORY

  1. Hello,
    I am doing historical research (for a Saint Mary’s University class project) on the barque Walton built in Walton in 1855 and owned by the Parker (Francis and Captain Frederick H.) family. Any sort of related information would help. I am interested in learning more about Walton shipowners (Parker family in particular), shipbuilders and shipyards. I am directly descended from Dr. Daniel McNeill Parker (Francis’ son). Thanks!

    • Hello Dave, You can contact Lawrence Nunn in Pembroke for more info.
      thanks for you interest

    • David: My first cousins on my mother’s side are direct decendants of the Parkers from Walton. I lived in Walton until i came to HRM to work in 1964.
      If u are interested, give me an E mail or call. kabruce@eastlink.ca
      or 902-865-1899 Ken.

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