Port Hood is a seaside community on the west coast of Cape Breton Island and the shire town of Inverness County, Nova Scotia. The village is located on Trunk 19, approximately 30-minutes drive north from the Canso Causeway which links mainland Nova Scotia to Cape Breton Island. The economy of Port Hood revolves around farming and fishing; lobster and northern bluefin tuna particularly. However, most residents of Port Hood commute to work in communities like Port Hawkesbury. Port Hood experienced an economic boom from 1880 to 1910, with the coal mining, fishing and marine trade. A fire in July 1942 destroyed much of the town's business district.