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Canso in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)

Welcome to Canso Harbour/Bienvenue au Port de Canso

Welcome to Canso Harbour Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, August 25, 2019
1. Welcome to Canso Harbour Marker
Inscription.   This is a place where seafaring people found shelter from the harshness of the Northwest Atlantic.

It is the most easterly point of mainland Nova Scotia, remote and exposed upon Chedabucto peninsula, yet close to the fishing banks so important to the Nova Scotian economy. As you make your way along the harbour imagine the days when schooners were at the dock and men piled cod into barrels.

The walk leads to Grassy Island National Historic Site and Interpretive Centre. There you can discover the story of the early fishing industry in Canso.

Canso est un endroit où les marins venaient s'abriter des rigueurs de L'Atlantique Nord-ouest. C'est le point le plus à l'est de la partie continentale de la Nouvelle-Écosse, isolé et exposé sur la péninsule de Chedabucto, et pourtant proche des bancs de pêche si importants pour l'économie de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Pendant que vous suivez la promenade du port, imaginez des goélettes à quai et des hommes en train de charger de la morue dans des barils. La promenade mène au lieu historique national et centre d'interprétation de I'lle-Grassyde. Vous y apprendrez
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comment a commercé l’industrie de la pêche à Canso.

Fish plant worker loads cod into a crate during the Bank's salt fishing era.
Un ouvrier de l'usine de poisson charge de la morue dans une caisse au temps de la pêche au banc.

Men Pose on the deck of the S.S. Olive, a coastal freighter and fish carrier owned by the Whitman Fish Co. Ltd.(c.1910)
Des hommes posent sur le pont du Olive, caboteur et chasseur qui appartenait à la Whitman Fish Co. Ltd. (c.1910)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
Location. 45° 20.25′ N, 60° 59.686′ W. Marker is in Canso, Nova Scotia, in Guysborough County. Marker can be reached from Water Street. 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. Harbour Traffic/Le traffic du port (a few steps from this marker); Where Fishermen Meet / Lieu de rencontre des pêcheurs (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); We Heard the News First/Nous étions les premiers à avoir les nouvelles (about 150 meters away); The Canso Islands/ Les îles Canso (about 180 meters away); Canso (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); In Memory of Tusker 914 En mémoire de
Canso Harbour image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel
2. Canso Harbour
(approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Canso Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Folklore & Trivia (approx. 18.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canso.
Also see . . .  Cod Fishing Collapse. (Submitted on October 3, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
Canso Harbour image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel
3. Canso Harbour
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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