Sydney in Cape Breton Region, 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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1785.
Location. 46° 8.434′ N, 60° 11.781′ W. Marker is in Sydney, Nova Scotia, in Cape Breton Region. 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 NS B1P, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sydney's Heritage Conservation District (here, next to this marker); Canadian Merchant Navy (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); St. George's Church (about 210 meters away); Royal Bank Lion (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sir John George Bourinot (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Cossit House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); "Northern Friends" (approx. 0.4 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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