Matt Mays

Matt Mays ‘Ain’t that the Truth’ Filmed Live at the Shore Club   Biography Matt Mays is on a quest to find and create the music that he hears in his head. When he stays still the sound of it drifts farther away: “when the vibrations stop,” he says “it’s time to move on.” A […]

Hubbards Cove, NS

Hubbards & Area

The Shore Club is within walking distance of the Dauphinee Inn and other accommodations offering more than 200 rooms for those who wish to visit and explore. The Hubbards area is a wonderful place to relax by the sea with many eco-tourism adventures, such as, hiking, biking, kayaking and deep sea fishing. Or relax and […]

Rhys Harnish Outside Shore Club

Nova Scotia History and Tradition

Step into days gone by at the Shore Club in Hubbards, Nova Scotia, with its unique character, nostalgic décor and a track record of Maritime hospitality that is a proud tradition. Today, Rhys Harnish, a third generation Harnish (with son Luke close behind), continues the legacy started by his father, Roy, in 1946, that of […]

U.S.S. Chesapeake

The Sinking of the Chesapeake

Letter from Captain Philip Broke to Captain the Hon. T. Bladen. SHANNON, Halifax, June 6, 1813 Sir, I have the honour to inform you, that being close in with Boston light-house in H.M.S. under my command, on the 1st inst. I had the pleasure of seeing the US frigate, Chesapeake (whom we had long been […]

Plated Lobster at the Shore Club, NS

The Humble Origins of Lobster Traditions

The Shore Club opened in August of 1946. The first major panic came when Roy and Lois Harnish discovered they did not have any ashtrays. On the menu that first night were tuna sandwiches, and the cans were quickly converted into ashtrays – problem solved. Next problem – there were no tablecloths. Lois had a […]

Lobster Gilbert

Lobster Gilbert – Hypnotist

When the Shore Club opened in 1946, Gilbert MacLean was the lobster cook – a position he held for 40 years. Gilbert loved to entertain, and it was not uncommon to have large groups of people out around the lobster pot listening to his stories and jokes. He is credited for introducing the art of […]

Flock of Seagulls

Seagulls and a Bottle of Rum

If you look above the fish nets, you will see our flock of Sea Gulls. In 1995 “The Brier” – Canada’s Men’s Curling Championship, – was held at the Metro Centre in Halifax. The local hosting committee did a wonderful job of decorating the Metro Centre, part of which were hundreds of these Sea Gulls. […]