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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Canso in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces


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Photographed By Steve Stoessel, August 25, 2019
1. Canso Marker
Inscription.  Important as a centre for the North Atlantic fisheries from the 16th century, the islands in Canso Harbour offered a safe haven for fishermen. First frequented by the French and Basques, the area became the site of an extensive New England fishing establishment during the first half of the 18th century. Here fishernmen dried their catch before shipment to markets in Europe and the West Indies. Until its destruction by the French in 1744, Canso was the economic mainstay of the colony of Nova Seotia and a key centre for the English cod fishery. The town of Canso continues this fishing tradition.

Les iles du port de Canso, grand centre de pêche de l’Atlantique nord depuis le XVIe siecle, offraient un havre sur aux pêcheurs. Cette région, d'abord fréquentée par les Français et les Basques, devint un site de péche prospère pour la Nouvelle Angleterre durant la premiere moitié du XVIIe siècle. Les pêcheurs y séchaient leurs prises avant de les envoyer en Europe et dans les Antilles. Jusqu'à sa destrue tion par les Francais en 1744, Canso fut une des bases economiques de la Nouvelle-Ecosse et, pour les Anglais,
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Photographed By Steve Stoessel
2. Canso Marker
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le centre de la péche à la morue. La ville de Canso perpérue imaintenant cette tradition
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Acadian History, and the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1744.
Location. 45° 20.122′ N, 60° 59.762′ W. Marker is in Canso, Nova Scotia, in Guysborough County. Marker is on School Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canso NS B0H 1H0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 19 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. We Heard the News First/Nous étions les premiers à avoir les nouvelles (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Canso Harbour/Bienvenue au Port de Canso (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Harbour Traffic/Le traffic du port (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Where Fishermen Meet / Lieu de rencontre des pêcheurs (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Canso Islands/ Les îles Canso (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); In Memory of Tusker 914 En mémoire de (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Canso Soldiers Memorial
Canso Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel
3. Canso Marker
(approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Folklore & Trivia (approx. 18.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canso.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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