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Following the 1755 expulsion of the Acadians, French habitations in the area of what is now Barrington were destroyed. The New Englanders who replaced the Acadians re-established the site in the 1760s.
Reached by causeway from Barrington Passage, nearby Cape Sable Island is a major seafood harvesting center in southern Nova Scotia. The Cape Sable Island boat, renowned for its stability and good handling in shallow water and rough seas, was invented at Clarks Harbour in the early 1900s. Modern motorized adaptations of the boat are used in most seafood-harvesting operations.
The Cape Sable Historical Society Centre and Community Museum, 2402 Hwy. 3, contains local artifacts and genealogical material.
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