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

J.F.W. DesBarres

1722 - 1824

 
 
J.F.W. DesBarres Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 19, 2014
1. J.F.W. DesBarres Marker
Inscription.
Founder of Sydney, 1785
Lieutenant Governor of Cape Breton

 
Erected 1985 by Sydney Bi-Centennial Commission.
 
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.
 
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 San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
J.F.W. DesBarres Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 19, 2014
2. J.F.W. DesBarres Marker
Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain, n.d.
3. Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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