“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Canso in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)

Harbour Traffic/Le traffic du port

Harbour Traffic/Le traffic du port Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, August 25, 2019
1. Harbour Traffic/Le traffic du port Marker
Inscription.   Only a century ago the spars of many schooners filled this harbour. Vessels from Lunenburg and the "Boston States" entered to take on bait, ice and water before sailing to the banks offshore.

Canso shipyards constructed smaller coastal schooners that were sailed by local captains. Today we see still shrimpers, tuna fishing boats, draggers, long-liners and lobster boats in Canso Harbour.

Il y seulement un siècle, le port foisonnait de mâts de goélettes. Des navires de Lunenburg et des «états de Boston» entraient se ravitailler en appât, en glace et en eau avant de partir pêcher sur les bancs, au large. Les chantiers de Canso construisaient de petites goélettes côtières commandées par des capitaines locaux. Anjourd'hui on voir encore des crevettiers, des thoniers, des chalutiers, des palangriers et des homardiers dans le port de Canso.

A modern long-liner of inshore fishing fleet.
Palangrier modern de la flotte de pêche côtiere.

A group of dory fishermen tow their schooner into harbour on a calm day.
Groupe de pêcheurs en doris rentrant
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leur goélette au port par temps calme.

Schooners depart for the halibut grounds in the Gulf of St. Lawrence after picking up ice and bait in Canso.
Goélettes partant pour la pêche au flétan dans le golfe Saint-Laurent aprés avoir pris de la glace et de l'appât à Canso.

The annual Canso Regatta (c. 1910)
Le regate annuelle deCanso (c. 1910)

The John C. Cann a coastal steam liner brought mail, supplies and visitors to Canso each week. For many years the steamers were Canso's only link to the rest of Nova Scotia.
Le John C. Cann était un vapeur qui'umenait de courier des provisions et des visiteurs a Canso chaque semaine. Pedant de nombreuses années, Canso n'était reliée au reste de la Nouvelle Écosse que par ces navires.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 45° 20.259′ N, 60° 59.68′ 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. Welcome to Canso Harbour/Bienvenue au Port de Canso (a few steps from this marker); Where Fishermen Meet / Lieu de rencontre des pêcheurs (about 90 meters away, measured in a
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direct line); The Canso Islands/ Les îles Canso (about 150 meters away); We Heard the News First/Nous étions les premiers à avoir les nouvelles (about 150 meters away); Canso (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); In Memory of Tusker 914 En mémoire de (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.
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 112 times since then and 5 times this year. Photo   1. 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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