The community of Brooklyn, in the Region of Queens Municipality, came together in 1994 – 1995 with a couple dozen people from South Queens to form the Queens Recreational Boating Association and operated out of Brooklyn. Since its incorporation under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia in 1995, the Association has grown steadily at an appropriate rate for its resources and the community’s wants and needs.

Our founder and first president, Thane MacDonald, is a man who loves sailing. His vision was to create a marina in Herring Cove that would serve as a place that the local people of the community and the surrounding areas of Queens could come to enjoy sailing, boating, friendly games of cards, horseshoes, or just sit on the deck and talk about old times.

The Association considers itself a family oriented organization devoted to promoting and organizing recreational boating opportunities in the Queens County area.

The Association has developed into the community hub of activity and fund raising for the community. In 1995, our membership was fifty family memberships. Presently, the Association boasts over 100 single and family memberships, and involves more than just community members who own boats. This is truly a community recreational facility where all are welcome and enjoy the club activities and facilities free of charge, including the smiles.

The Association has blossomed from sitting around an open fire on a bench to a modern clubhouse, built by volunteers from the community as well as members of the Association.

See: History of the Rover