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Near Channel-Port aux Basques in Division No. 3 (South Coast), Newfoundland and Labrador — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Port aux Basques - North Sydney

1898 - 100 - 1998

 
 
Port aux Basques - North Sidney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2014
1. Port aux Basques - North Sidney Marker
Inscription. English:
A century of ferry service between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia
SS. Bruce first sailed from this port to North Sydney on 30 June 1898.

French:
En commemoration d’un siècle de service traversier entre Terre-Neuve et la Novelle.
Le vapeur Bruce a quitte ce port à destination de North Sydney, pour la première fois le 30 juin 1898.

 
Erected 1998.
 
Location. 47° 34.866′ N, 59° 8.37′ W. Marker is near Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, in Division No. 3 (South Coast). Marker is on Trans Canada Highway (Newfoundland and Labrador Route 1), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador A0M, Canada.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the ferry terminal at Channel-Port aux Basques.
 
Also see . . .  The SS Bruce made its historical first journey from Newfoundland to Canada in 1898 - Cape Breton Pos. An often turbulent body of water, 60 miles wide at its narrowest point, the Cabot Strait separated the Dominion of Newfoundland from
Port aux Basques - North Sidney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2014
2. Port aux Basques - North Sidney Marker
the Dominion of Canada. Ice covered for several months each spring, the deep waters of the Strait are often the scene of autumn gales and fierce winter storms that roar in off the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
(Submitted on December 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Port aux Basques - North Sidney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2014
3. Port aux Basques - North Sidney Marker
The Channel-Port aux Basques Ferry Terminal image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2014
4. The Channel-Port aux Basques Ferry Terminal
SS Bruce image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
5. SS Bruce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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