Nova Scotia Archives

Halifax and Its People / 1749-1999

"Sable Island Ponies after being unloaded from Steamer, to be sold at Auction – Halifax, N.S. about 1902"


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 no.: Beatrice Boutilier Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1984-430 no. 70  / neg. no.: N-7176