AAA Editor Notes
Ottawa House By-The-Sea Museum is 6 km (4 mi.) s.e. via Main St. at 1155 Whitehall Rd. This sole remnant of the original Partridge Island settlement was built as an inn in the late 1700s by James Ratchford, a prominent trader. Sir Charles Tupper, prime minister of Canada in 1896, bought Ottawa House as his summer retreat and hosted many visiting dignitaries here.
Museum exhibits include maritime artifacts, a collection of shipbuilding tools, and photographs of vessels launched from local shipyards.
Note: Continued restoration work is ongoing but the house remains open to visitors.