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Chéticamp in Inverness County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

La fin d'un rêve / The End of a Dream

 
 
La fin d'un rêve / The End of a Dream Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2019
1. La fin d'un rêve / The End of a Dream Marker
Inscription.  
Français:
La guerre met cependant fin aux opérations quand l'Angleterre réquisitionne les bateaux pour le ravitaillement des troupes. La dernière cargaison pour l'Angleterre fut déchargée en mer pour permettre au bateau de se mettre au service du gouvernement. Les effectifs de la mine de Chéticamp sont transportés à Dingwall ou vendus. La mine de Dingwall ferme ses portes à son tour en 1956. Ainsi prend fin le rêve de faire de Chéticamp un centre industriel relié aux quatre coins du monde. Bien déçus, les Chéticantains reprennent leurs occupations traditionnelles, l'agriculture, la chasse et la pêche.

Autres mines qui ont été exploitées à Chéticamp : la mine d'or de Chez Clément (à Pinandou) Poirier en 1897; la mine de galène de Harrison en 1898; la mine de baryte au Cap-Rouge en 1899; et la mine d'or de M.V. Grandin en 1901.

English:
It was finally World War II which brought an end to mining in Chéticamp when England requisitioned all ships to carry supplies for the troops. The last shipment for England was dumped at sea in order to place the boat in the service of the government.
The End of a Dream Marker<br>(<i>wide view looking northwest across Chéticamp Harbor</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 22, 2019
2. The End of a Dream Marker
(wide view looking northwest across Chéticamp Harbor)
All company assets were either sent to Dingwall or sold. The same fate was not long in coming for the Dingwall mine, which closed its operations in 1956. And so the dream of creating an industrial centre in Chéticamp linking it to the four corners of the world came to an end. Disappointed but not defeated, Chéticamp residents returned to traditional jobs in farming, hunting and fishing.

Other mines that have operated in Chéticamp: the goldmine near the residence of Clement (son of Pinandou) Poirier, in 1897; Harrison's galena mine in 1898; the barite mine at Cap-Rouge in 1899; and M.V. Grandin's goldmine in 1901.

(légendes photo / photo caption: )
Le havre de Chéticamp (1935) / Chéticamp Harbor (1935)
 
Location. 46° 37.824′ N, 61° 0.757′ W. Marker is in Chéticamp, Nova Scotia, in Inverness County. Marker can be reached from Cabot Trail just north of Barren Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located along the Quai Mathieu Promenade/Boardwalk, overlooking Chéticamp Harbor. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15273 Cabot Trail, Chéticamp, Nova Scotia B0E 1H0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dés l'année suivante, en 1927 / The following year, in 1927 (here, next to this marker); M. Joseph Macfarland / Mr. Joseph MacFarland (a few steps from this marker); Tunnel et Quai de la mine / Tunnel and Mine Wharf
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(a few steps from this marker); Voie ferrée et « Lu vieille Louise » / The railroad and "La Vieille Louise" (within shouting distance of this marker); La Bouée du havre / The Harbour Bouy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gypsum Mine/La Mine De Plâtre (within shouting distance of this marker); Chéticamp War Memorial (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); 1790 - 1990 (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chéticamp.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Chéticamp Gypsum Mine
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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