Georgetown Port Inc. maintains and develops
facilities and services at the Georgetown Marine Terminal.
Georgetown is located in Cardigan Bay at the mouth of the Brudenell and Montague Rivers, offering one of the best natural deep water harbours on the east coast of Canada.
Local industries located within Georgetown Harbour include East Isle Shipyard and Seafood 2000.
The local fishery includes an inshore fishing fleet and mussel harvesting operations. Harbour fixtures include the Georgetown Marine Terminal, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Wharf and the East Isle Shipyard Marine Railway.
Historically, Georgetown was laid out by Samuel Holland in 1764 to be the capital of Kings County on account of its fine harbour, easy access to shipping lanes, and one of the most ice-free harbours on P.E.I. The town is laid out on a magnetic north orientation and features broad streets with a large central gardens area and many historic properties.
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