Victoria Mines in Cape Breton Region, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
Atlantic Bulwark / Le Rempart de L'Atlantique
During the Second World War the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force protected shipping on vital North Atlantic routes which were the lifeline of the Allies. Army units shared in the defence of the seaports which were essential to that shipping. In the face of a determined campaign by German submarines and despite heavy losses, the Atlantic routes were kept open. In this struggle Sydney played an important role. It was a major convoy assembly port, protected by seven coastal gun batteries, and included an airfield, seaplane base and extensive dockyards.
Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, la Marine et l'Aviation royales du Canada protégèrent les navires marchands qui ravitaillaient les Alliés par la voie de l'Atlantique-Nord. Des unités de l'Armée de terre participèrent à la défense des ports essentiels à ce trafic. En dépit de l'acharnement des sous-marins allemands et de lourdes pertes, les routes de l'Atlantique demeurèrent ouvertes. Lieu de rassemblement des convois, Sydney joua un rôle important dans cette lutte. Sept batteries côtières protégeaient
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, World II • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
Location. 46° 14.983′ N, 60° 9.224′ W. Marker is in Victoria Mines, Nova Scotia, in Cape Breton Region. Marker can be reached from New Waterford Highway (Nova Scotia Route 28) 0.6 kilometers east of Cooks Lane, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located on the Fort Petrie Military Museum grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3479 New Waterford Highway, Victoria Mines NS B1H 5B3, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Victoria Veterans Who Died Overseas (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Armoured Face Conveyor (approx. 4.2 kilometers away); Joy (approx. 4.3 kilometers away); Anderton Shearer Loader (approx. 4.3 kilometers away); William Davis (approx. 4.3 kilometers away); Earl Leadbeater (approx. New Waterford World War Monument (approx. 4.8 kilometers away); Standing The Gaff (approx. 4.9 kilometers away).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. World War II Fortifications around Sydney, Nova Scotia
Also see . . . Fort Petrie. Fort Petrie is a World War II era fortification site at New Victoria, Cape Breton, built to guard Sydney Harbor. Fort Petrie includes an observation post and gun batteries and several below ground fortifications. Working in conjunction with the Chapel Point Battery, located across the harbor, Fort Petrie guarded Sydney Harbour. Because of its proximity to the cod fishery, coal mines and the entrance to central Canada through the St. Lawrence River, Sydney Harbor was a strategic defense location, second only to Halifax. (Submitted on September 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.