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Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum and Interpretive Centre

Location

Located In
Lower Wedgeport
Where To Find Us
57 Tuna Wharf Rd
Lower Wedgeport, NS
Areas Served
Yarmouth County

Contact

E-Mail
tunamuseumns.sympatico.ca
Phone
902-663-4345
Contact
Franklin Cottreau, Museum Manager, Wedgeport Tuna Museum; Phone: 902-663-4345 * 902-749-7887; Email: tunamuseumns.sympatico.ca
Mailing Address
PO Box 488 
Yarmouth County 
Lower Wedgeport, NS B0W 2B0
Fax
902-663-2075
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Description & Services

Information
 
 
The Acadian village of Wedgeport was once known as the Sport Tuna Fishing Capital of the World. It attracted famous visitors from around the world including President Franklin Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, Babe Ruth, Ernest Hemingway, Jean Béliveau and many others. It also hosted the International Tuna Cup Match from the 1930s to the 1970s. The Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum and Interpretive Centre features hundreds of mementos, pictures, fishing rods, mock tuna boat etc. that pay tribute to this fine industry.  
 
The museum also features other exhibits including some Acadian history, Wedgeport history, and a 32 pound mounted lobster.  
 
The museum also has a gift shop, a café, and hosts an annual tuna fishing tournament each summer, the Wedgeport Tuna Tournament & Festival.
Hours
Open June 15th to August 31st. ( 9 am to 6 pm ). Sept 1 to Oct 31( 9am to 4 pm ) Rest of year by reservation only 
Bilingual tours available.  
On site gift shop.
Tags
Canada 150 ; Fall Fun ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Visual Arts ; Volunteer Opportunity

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Last Modified: 16 Nov 2017 | Last Full Update: 16 Nov 2017
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