Port Morien in Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
L'industrie du Charbon au Canada / Canada's Coal Industry
Deux mille pieds au sud-est de cet endroit se trouvent les vestiges de la première exploitation régulière d’une mine de charbon en Amérique, commencée par le Français en 1720. Cette industrie, modeste à son origine, est devenue d’une grande importance nationale et impériale.
Two thousand feet south-easterly from this place are the remains of the first regular coal mining operations in America, established by the French in 1720. From the modest beginnings of those early days this industry has become one of national and imperial importance.
Erected 1930 by Commission des sites et des monuments historiques du Canada, and Dominion Coal Company.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
Location. 46° 8.375′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 Long Beach Road, Port Morien, Nova Scotia B1B 1E6, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Coal Workings in North America (within shouting distance of this marker); First Boy Scout Troop in North America (within shouting distance of this marker); Morien Businesses of the Past (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Morien Institutions (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Morien's Legacy (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Flint Island Light Station (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Gowrie and North Atlantic Collieries (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); The Fishery in Port Morien (approx. 1.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Morien.
Also see . . . History of Coal Mining (Wikipedia). The first coal mining in Nova Scotia began in the 18th century with small hand-dug mines close to the sea at Joggins, Nova Scotia and in the Sydney area of Cape Breton Island. Large scale coal mining began in the late 1830s when the General Mining Association, a group of English mining investors, obtained a coal mining monopoly in Nova Scotia. After the GMA monopoly expired, the largest and longest lasting mines developed at Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia was the major supplier of Canadian coal until 1945. (Submitted on September 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.