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Port of Shelburne

Located In Shelburne (town of)
Where To Find Us
95 Water St
Shelburne, NS
Areas Served Shelburne County
Phone 902-875-4433
Contact Donald H. Faye, Port Manager & MFSO, Shelburne Port Authority; Phone: (Business) 902-875-4433 * (Cell) 902-875-7009 * Home fax 902-875-1105 (Residence) 902-875-3488; Fax: Work 902-875-2875; Email:
Mailing Address PO Box 670 
95 Water Street Rd S 
Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0
Fax 902-875-2875
Description & Services
The Port of Shelburne, Shelburne Marine Terminal (SMT), is owned and operated by the Town of Shelburne.  
The Town created the Shelburne Port Authority (SPA) to administer the terminal and related activity.  
The Shelburne Port Authority is currently governed by a Board of Directors comprised of 2 councillors from the Town of Shelburne, 5 members from the public sector, Port Manager and CAO. The Chair of the Board is Mayor Karen Mattatall. The day to day management of the facility is provided by the Port Manager, Don Faye. Mr. Faye also has the responsibility as the Marine Facility Security Officer (MFSO) of the Shelburne Port Authority. The Town of Shelburne currently provides the necessary administrative support for the Port’s activities. 
The Shelburne Marine Terminal (SMT) is located within the public harbour of Shelburne Harbour, Nova Scotia which is the third best natural harbour in the world.  
The channel, called Eastern Way, leading to the entrance of the Shelburne Harbour is 800 meters wide with a minimum depth of 9 meters through its narrows.  
The Shelburne Harbour has safe anchorages for vessels in 13 meters of water.  
The port is ice free and you do not require a pilot to enter the harbour.
Special Information
Tags Marinas / Wharfs ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect