Canso in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
We Heard the News First/Nous étions les premiers à avoir les nouvelles
The European news arrived in Canso and Hazel Hill before it reached the major cities. By 1888, these two communities had become the North American relay stations for the Western Union Company located in Canso, and the Commercial Cable Company, located in Hazel Hill.
The cable companies trained many of the telegraph operators in England. They brought both their skills and way of life to our communities. The cable operators occasionally sent dance invitations between stations by transatlantic cable.
(Above) Operators' office of the Commercial Cable Company in Hazel Hill.
(Ci-dessus) Bureau des télégraphistes de la Commercial Cable Company à Hazel Hill.
(Below) Western Union office in Canso
(Ci-dessous) Bureau de la Western Union à Canso.
Location. 45° 20.173′ N, 60° 59.721′ W. Marker is in Canso, Nova Scotia, in Guysborough County. Marker can be reached from Union Street. Marker is in Sailor’s Rest Municipal Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canso, Nova Scotia 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. Canso (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Canso Harbour/Bienvenue au Port de Canso Harbour Traffic/Le traffic du port (about 150 meters away); Where Fishermen Meet/Lieu de rencontre des pêcheurs (about 210 meters away); The Canso Islands/ Les îles Canso (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); In Memory of Tusker 914 En mémoire de (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Canso Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Folklore & Trivia (approx. 18.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canso.
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