Hastings, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia

Hastings is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in Annapolis County.[1]

Hastings was the scene of a thriving lumber operation, E. D. Davison & Sons, between 1905 and 1921, after which it was abandoned. Its peak of production was during World War I when the mill averaged 170,000 board feet of lumber in a 10-hour shift. Producing 7.8 million board feet of lumber annually, it was at the time the busiest saw milling operation in Nova Scotia.[2] The mill and a small town were built on the east side of Mill Lake, now known as Springfield lake. The town dispersed after the mill burnt down in 1928.[3]

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  1. ^ "Hastings". Geographical Names Board of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  2. ^ Parker, Mike (2010). Buried in the woods : sawmill ghost towns of Nova Scotia. East Lawrencetown, N.S.: Pottersfield Press. pp. 13–26. ISBN 978-1897426142.
  3. ^ Place-Names and Places of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Public Archives of Nova Scotia. 1967. p. 283. Retrieved 26 January 2018.

44°38′29.56″N 64°52′5.12″W / 44.6415444°N 64.8680889°W / 44.6415444; -64.8680889 (Hastings, Nova Scotia)