The history of Blacks Harbour (or "Blacks" as it is referred to by locals) is that of a small fishing community located on the shores of the Bay of Fundy. A community whose existence over the last hundred years has been based on the bounty of the ocean, in particular, the small herring fish known as sardine. This is a community where families have flourished and rooted for more than a century and will probably be here for centuries more.

In the early 1980s, the government funded a project designed to gather information on the history of the village and it's people. Though over ten years old, this project still gives us an overview of the history of Blacks Harbour. This book is not available at the moment but copies will be available in the near future.