After the appointment of a marine superintendent to Sable Island in 1801, horses were routinely shipped off the island and sold at auction in Halifax, as well as in New England and Newfoundland. Valued for their strength and endurance, these small animals were a familiar sight on the streets of Halifax well into the twentieth century.
Date: ca. 1902
Reference: Beatrice Boutilier Nova Scotia Archives 1984-430 no. 70 / neg. no.: N-7176
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