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Belle Côte War Memorial image, Touch for more information
By Steve Stoessel
Belle Côte War Memorial
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Belle Côte — Belle Côte War MemorialOur Heroic Dead
On Cabot Trail (Nova Scotia Route 19) at East Margaree Road, in the median on Cabot Trail.
1914-1918 John F. Chiasson Dominique F. Doucet Thomas Doucet Gabriel A. LeBanc Joseph H. McDaniel Daniel J. McDaniel Alexander E. MacDougall J. Ronald MacLellan Neil K. MacNeil Albert B. Miller Stanley Munro Angus Ross . . . — Map (db m139815) WM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Cheticamp — Chéticamp War MemorialDieu et Patrie — For God and Country —
On Cabot Trail.
En mémoire des paroissiens de Chéticamp morts dans les deux guerres mondiales In memory of the parishioners of Chéticamp who died in the two World Wars 1914 - 1918 Hypolite H. AuCoin Hubert AuCoin William W. . . . — Map (db m139821) WM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Cheticamp — Jeanne Dugas
On Cabot Trail.
The life story of Jeanne Dugas illustrates the experiences of Acadíans in the second half of the 18th century. She and her family fled Ile Royale (Cape Breton Island) to escape the deportation of 1758, but were later captured by the . . . — Map (db m139618) HM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Chéticamp — Dés l'année suivante, en 1927 / The following year, in 1927
Near Cabot Trail just north of Barren Road, on the left when traveling north.
Français: Dés l'année suivante, en 1927, M. J. Macfarland engage M. A. Boudreau à temps plein comme directeur-adjoint des opérations à Chéticamp. M. Boudreau s'occupe particulièrement de la comptabilité de la compagnie, . . . — Map (db m139698) HM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Chéticamp — La Bouée du havre / The Harbour Bouy
Near Cabot Trail just north of Barren Road, on the left when traveling north.
Français: Cette bouée ancrée dans le havre de Chéticamp permettait aux grands transatlantiques de tourner sur eux-mêmes. Elle avait été entièrement attachée avec des rivets chauds. Elle servit de 1928 à 1946. . . . — Map (db m139797) HM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Chéticamp — La fin d'un rêve / The End of a Dream
Near Cabot Trail just north of Barren Road, on the left when traveling north.
Français: La guerre met cependant fin aux opérations quand l'Angleterre réquisitionne les bateaux pour le ravitaillement des troupes. La dernière cargaison pour l'Angleterre fut déchargée en mer pour permettre au bateau de se . . . — Map (db m139734) HM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Chéticamp — M. Joseph Macfarland / Mr. Joseph MacFarland1923-1947
Near Cabot Trail just north of Barren Road, on the left when traveling north.
Français: Après plusieurs vaines tentatives de ressusciter l'entreprise, ce n'est qu'en 1926 que l'Atlantic Gypsum Company de Boston achète toutes les installations et engage M. Joseph MacFarland pour relancer l'exploitation de la . . . — Map (db m139697) HM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Chéticamp — The Cabot TrailSt. Pierre’s Church and Father Fiset/L'église Saint-Pierre et le Pere Fiset
On Cabot Trail, on the left when traveling north.
Built in 1893, St-Pierre's Church majestically watches over the Acadian community of Chéticamp. An imposing 212 feet long, 74 feet wide and with a steeple rising to 167 feet, St-Pierre's lavish Baroque interior and original . . . — Map (db m139872) HM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Chéticamp — The Gypsum Mine/La Mine De Plâtre
On Cabot Trail just north of Barren Road, on the left when traveling north.
Father Pierre Fiset, Chéticamp parish priest, is generally recognized as being responsible for starting the gypsum mine in Chéticamp in 1907. When news broke that a prospector named Grandin had found gypsum in Chéticamp, Father Fiset . . . — Map (db m139335) HM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Chéticamp — Tunnel et Quai de la mine / Tunnel and Mine Wharf
Near Cabot Trail just north of Barren Road, on the left when traveling north.
Français: On creuse un tunnel de l'entrepôt jusqu'à la mer, passant sous le chemin ; on construit un long quai recouvert dans lequel on achemine le gypse par convoyeur. Tous les travaux sont terminés en 1929, et au mois de juin de . . . — Map (db m139696) HM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Chéticamp — Voie ferrée et « Lu vieille Louise » / The railroad and "La Vieille Louise"1910-1914
Near Cabot Trail just north of Barren Road, on the left when traveling north.
Français: Les affaires vont bien, on décide d'agrandir. Après le décès du Père Fiset, on emprunte 100,000$ pour construire une voie ferrée entre la carrière et le quai des Fiset. On achète une locomotive à vapeur avec dix wagons . . . — Map (db m139695) HM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Margaree Forks — Dr. Moses Coady and Father Jimmy TompkinsPère Moses Coady, Ph.D., et Père Jimmy Tompkins
On Cabot Trail just from Nova Scotia Route 19, on the right when traveling west.
English: Margaree is the proud birthplace of Dr. Moses Coady (1882-1959) and his double first cousin and mentor, Father Jimmy Tompkins (1870-1853), two men who devoted themselves to improving the minds and lives of the poor and uneducated. . . . — Map (db m80070) HM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Margaree Forks — Margaree RiverRivière Margaree
On Cabot Trail just from Nova Scotia Route 19, on the right when traveling west.
English: A Canadian Heritage River, the Margaree has carved its way through Cape Breton since ancient times, creating the beautiful landscape and diversity of wildlife that has made this island famous. Essential for fishing, hunting and . . . — Map (db m80069) HM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Margaree Forks — The Margaree-Lake Ainslie River SystemLe Réseau Fluvial Margaree-Lac Ainslie — The Canadian Heritage Rivers System / Le Réseau de rivières du patrimoine canadien —
On Cabot Trail just from Nova Scotia Route 19, on the right when traveling west.
English: The Margaree-Lake Ainslie River System, the largest on Cape Breton Island, includes the Margaree River, the Northeast and Southwest Margaree Rivers, and Lake Ainslie. From its origins in the Cape Breton Highlands, it . . . — Map (db m80068) HM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Petit Etang — Canada War Memorial
On Cabot Trail when traveling north.
They will never know the beauty of this place see the seasons change, enjoy nature's chorus, all we enjoy we owe to them, men and women who lie buried in the earth of foreign lands and in the Seven Seas dedicated to the memory of Canadians who . . . — Map (db m139476) WM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Pleasant Bay — The Lone Shieling
Near Cabot Trail 6 kilometers east of Pleasant Bay Road, on the right when traveling east.
From the lone shieling of the misty island, mountains divide us, and the waste of seas – yet still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland, and we in dreams behold the Hebrides. This shieling was erected in accordance with the terms of . . . — Map (db m139857) HM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Port Hastings — Canso Causeway"Air Lorg Nan Eilean," The Road to the Isles
Near Trans Canada Highway (National Route 104) 0.5 kilometers west of Ceilidh Trail (Route 19), on the right when traveling west.
Making a Living in the Strait of Canso Area since 1784. Transportation and Communication Early Years: Stage Coach Lines, Ferries, Mail Service Link, Telegraph Offices, American Consular Offices, Railroads, Boston Boats and Coastal . . . — Map (db m139296) HM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Port Hastings — Construction of the Canso Canal / Construction du Canal de Canso
Near Trans Canada Highway (National Route 104) 0.5 kilometers west of Ceilidh Trail (Route 19), on the right when traveling west.
English: Work began on a causeway and canal complex between Cape Breton Island and mainland Nova Scotia in 1953 under a tri-party agreement between the federal Department of Transport, the Nova Scotia Department of Highways and . . . — Map (db m139301) HM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Port Hastings — History of the Canso Canal / Historique du Canal de Canso
Near Trans Canada Highway (National Route 104) 0.5 kilometers west of Ceilidh Trail (Route 19), on the right when traveling west.
English: The Strait of Canso separates Cape Breton Island from the mainland of Nova Scotia. The Mi'kmaq were the original settlers in the area until the 1780's, when other settlements were established on both shores. Historically, . . . — Map (db m139299) HM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Port Hastings — Operation of the Canso Canal / Exploitation du Canal
Near Trans Canada Highway (National Route 104) 0.5 kilometers west of Ceilidh Trail (Route 19), on the right when traveling west.
English: A canal is a manmade waterway connecting two bodies of water. When one body of water is higher than the other, the canal uses a lock, in this case, a tidal lock consisting of two sets of gates, to compensate for the . . . — Map (db m139302) HM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Port Hastings — The Building of the Canso Causeway / La Construction de la Levée de Canso
Near Trans Canada Highway (National Route 104) 0.5 kilometers west of Ceilidh Trail (Route 19), on the right when traveling west.
English: The foundation of this massive stone structure rests 66 metres below the Strait of Canso, creating the world’s deepest causeway. More than 9 million tonnes of rock fill were dumped into the strait between 1952 and 1955 . . . — Map (db m139303) HM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Saint Joseph du Moine — Founders of the Parish of St-Joseph du MoineFondateurs de la Paroisse de St-Joseph du Moine
On Cabot Trail 0.2 kilometers north of Viev Moulin, on the left when traveling north.
English: This monumentErected in memory of the 93 families who founded the parish of Saint Joseph du Moine. Was blessed by Reverend Charles Omer Cormier, and unveiled by Mr. and Mrs. Pat J. AuCoin on July 28, 1979 during the . . . — Map (db m140308) HM
Nova Scotia (Inverness County), St. Joseph du Moine — St. Joseph du Moine War Memorial
On Cabot Trail, on the left when traveling north.
En memoire des défunts combattants des dux guerres mondiales In memory of the fallen soldiers of the two World Wars 1914 - 1918 Arsene F. Cormier Daniel S. Leblanc Jean D. Doucet Elie P. Poirier Jean S. . . . — Map (db m139818) WM

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