Sydney in Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
1722 - 1824
Lieutenant Governor of Cape Breton
Erected 1985 by Sydney Bi-Centennial Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 46° 8.434′ N, 60° 11.781′ W. Marker is in Sydney, Nova Scotia, in Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Marker is at the intersection of Esplanade and Dorchester Street, on the right when traveling north on Esplanade. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 197 Esplanade, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sir John George Bourinot (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sydney Harbour in the Second World War (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Development of Whitney Pier / L'essor De Whitney Pier (approx. 2.5 kilometers away); Atlantic Bulwark / Le Rempart de L'Atlantique (approx. 12.6 kilometers away); New Victoria Veterans Who Died Overseas Armoured Face Conveyor (approx. 14.5 kilometers away); Joy (approx. 14.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sydney.
Also see . . . Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. The long career of Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres unfolded during the pioneer period of four Maritime colonies. There can be no dispute that his greatest contribution is the Atlantic Neptune, which stands as a landmark in Canadian cartographic achievement. His enthusiastic visions for Cape Breton were not realized and his impatience with government and opposition spelled failure to his efforts. (Submitted on November 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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