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Sir Samuel Cunard

Inducted 1997

“The ablest man I have ever known as a merchant of Halifax – he made both men and things bend to his will. His competitiveness and his obsession not to waste time were important characteristics of his personality.”
— William James Stairs

Biography

World-renowned for his Cunard shipping line, he is also credited with revitalizing Nova Scotia’s whaling industry, developing a timber business and instituting an innovative overland mail connection to Quebec.

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