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Port Morien in Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Morien's Legacy

 
 
Morien's Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 21, 2019
1. Morien's Legacy Marker
Inscription.  
The Port Morien Project
In the year 2000, a group of interested citizens met to revive an organization in the community, the Port Morien Development Association. It was an organization active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. On February 9, 2000, a public meeting was called, and those attending formed an association dedicated to the enhancement of the village of Port Morien and the immediate surrounding areas. A number of projects were started and discussed, and by 2003, the organization sought funding to effect infrastructure improvements throughout the community. In 2004, with the support of Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation, Cape Breton County Economic Development Authority, and the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, an impressive village enhancement project was announced, and construction of this town square and other related developments began shortly thereafter.

As part of the project, plaques would be constructed and placed throughout the community depicting sites of historic significance. The Town Square, where you are now located, is the site of a number of these. A map is located here that identifies the
Marker detail: Aerial View of Port Morien 1944 or 1945 image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Aerial View of Port Morien 1944 or 1945
But blood and bone of Morien
Unfaithful cannot be;
And in their dreams they wander back
To where she meets the sea.
- Frances
locations of each of these panels.

It is the sincere wish of the people of this community that you enjoy a walk through this beautiful village, enjoy our various points of interest, and gain a sense of appreciation of the heritage of the village of Port Morien.

(photo captions)
1. 19th Century Cow Bay.
2. Aerial View of Port Morien 1944 or 1945.
3. Port Morien looking east, 1895, with OJ Spencer's store in the foreground.
4. Corner of Breakwater and Main Street, circa 1920.
5. Main Street Port Morien, looking east, early 20th century.
6. Port Morien Bus Service, popular in the days when every family didn't have its own car.
7. Sydney & Louisbourg railway Port Morien Station.
8. Cape Breton Development Corporation steam train that ran to Port Morien from 1974 until 1979.
 
Erected by Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation, Cape Breton County Economic Development Authority, and the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.
 
Location. 46° 8.009′ N, 59° 52.368′ W. Marker is in Port Morien, Nova Scotia, in Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Marker is at the intersection of Marconi Trail (Nova Scotia Route 255) and Breakwater Street, on the right when traveling
Marker detail: Port Morien Bus Service image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: Port Morien Bus Service
north on Marconi Trail. Marker is located in a roadside interpretive plaza at the southeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Morien, Nova Scotia B1B 1A8, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morien Institutions (here, next to this marker); Morien Businesses of the Past (here, next to this marker); Flint Island Light Station (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Gowrie and North Atlantic Collieries (approx. half a kilometer away); The Fishery in Port Morien (approx. half a kilometer away); Morien Bay (approx. half a kilometer away); First Boy Scout Troop in North America (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The First Coal Workings in North America (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Morien.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Port Morien Interpretive Walking Tour
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkParks & Recreational Areas
 
Marker detail: Cape Breton Development Corporation Locomotive image. Click for full size.
4. Marker detail: Cape Breton Development Corporation Locomotive
Morien's Legacy Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 21, 2019
5. Morien's Legacy Marker (wide view)
Morien's Legacy Marker<br>(<i>rightmost of three markers at interpretive plaza</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 21, 2019
6. Morien's Legacy Marker
(rightmost of three markers at interpretive plaza)
Port Morien Interpretive Walking Tour Map image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 21, 2019
7. Port Morien Interpretive Walking Tour Map
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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