Canso in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
Welcome to Canso Harbour/Bienvenue au Port de Canso
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.
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)
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, Nova Scotia 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 (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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. 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.