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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sydney, Nova Scotia

 
"Northern Friends" Marker image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, July 21, 2019
"Northern Friends" Marker
1Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Region, Sydney — "Northern Friends"
[English] On 3 August 1802, the 245 ton ship, “Northern Friends,” arrived in Sydney Harbour with 415 settlers from Scotland. This marked the first emigration directly from Scotland to Cape Breton and formed the vanguard of the . . . Map (db m169199) HM
2Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Region, Sydney — Canadian Merchant NavyWorld War II
English: "Voyage after voyage, men who had seen a dozen ships go down about them, men who had been torpedoed once, twice, three times, sailed and sailed again." —Joseph Schull, Merchant Seaman During the Second World War, . . . Map (db m171490) HM
3Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Region, Sydney — Cossit HouseProvince of Nova Scotia Historic Site
Cossit House was built in 1787 by Reverend Ranna Cossit, the first Anglican Minister in Sydney. It was purchased by the Province of Nova Scotia and the Old Sydney Society in 1976, and opened to the public by the Honourable Vincent J. Maclean, . . . Map (db m171097) HM
4Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Region, Sydney — J.F.W. DesBarres1722 - 1824
Founder of Sydney, 1785 Lieutenant Governor of Cape BretonMap (db m78743) HM
5Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Region, Sydney — Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres1722-1824
English: A distinguished military engineer, of Huguenot descent, Desbarres served in the British Army in North America during the Seven Years’ War, and participated in the capture of Louisbourg in 1758 and of Quebec in 1759. From . . . Map (db m140081) HM
6Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Region, Sydney — Royal Bank Lion
This statue stood on top of the Royal Bank of Canada building at the corner of Charlotte and Dorchester Streets from 1901 to 1976. The bank was erected when the Sydney Steel Plant, the major event in the industrialization of the area, was being . . . Map (db m171096) HM
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7Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Region, Sydney — Sir John George Bourinot1837-1902
English: A native of Sydney, Bourinot was a journalist and legislative reporter in Halifax before joining the parliamentary staff at Ottawa in 1868. From 1880 to 1902 he served as Clerk of the House and was a recognized authority . . . Map (db m140082) HM
8Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Region, Sydney — Sir Peter D. Macdonald
Born in Sydney, Cape Breton 1894, Peter enlisted in Canadian Forces after war broke out in 1914. While serving in Europe, he was wounded in France and hospitalized for three months. When hostilities ended in 1918, he earned a law degree from . . . Map (db m169201) HM WM
9Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Region, Sydney — St. George's Church
Royal Foundation 1785 Sydney’s oldest building Erected by the vestryMap (db m171098) HM
10Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Region, Sydney — Sydney Harbour in the Second World War
In the Second World War, Sydney Harbour played a vital role in the Battle of the Atlantic and played a critical role in the conduct of the war. Sydney served as a convoy gathering point for supplies being shipped to the United Kingdom and provided . . . Map (db m151606) HM
11Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Region, Sydney — Sydney's Heritage Conservation District
Come and explore the Colonial Town of Old Sydney. Few cities in North America can boast eight buildings erected between 1785 and 1802 within a two-block radius. In season, we invite you to visit these historic buildings: St. Patrick's Church Museum . . . Map (db m171099) HM
12Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Region, Sydney — The Development of Whitney Pier / L'essor De Whitney Pier
English: In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, thousands of immigrants came to Cape Breton from Europe, the West Indies, the United States, and elsewhere to work in iron and steel production. Many settled in Whitney Pier, . . . Map (db m139295) HM
 
 
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