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     A Presentation About Cape Breton

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Cape Breton
              • Cape Breton is an
                island connected to
                the mainland of
                Nova Scotia by the
                Canso Causeway.
                The island is located
                to the northeast of
                the rest of the
                province.
The Canso Causeway
•   Before 1955, Cape Breton and
    the mainland of Nova Scotia
    weren’t linked to each other.
    Cape Breton’s shipping and
    communication was dependant
    on a system of railway and
    highway ferries. As soon as the
    Canso Causeway was built, the
    communication and shipping
    problems were solved, though
    the straight region suffered a
    heavy economic impact. The
    Canso Causeway is also known
    to be the deepest man made
    causeway. It stretches for 1
    mile and is 80 feet wide.
Population Counts for Cape Breton
• In the year 2001, the population of
  Cape Breton was 109 330. The
  population is however declining as in
  1996 the population was 117 849, this
  inculdes native reservers. The
  population has been declining since
  1961 when the population was at its
  highest of 131,507.
Origins of Cape Breton
• Many of the inhabitants of
  Cape Breton came from
  parts of Scotland. They
  joined Acadian Settlers and
  Miqmac inhabitants.
• Being isolated from the rest
  of the world, Scottish dance
  music was preserved. Gaelic,
  the language of the Scottish
  is also spoken in some parts
  of the province.
People and Cape Breton
• The First Wireless Radio
  Message from Cape Breton
  was sent across the Atlantic
  Ocean by Guglielmo Marconi
  at Table Head, Cape Breton
  in 1902. It was sent by a
  translantic wireless Station
  to England.
• It could be the first Wireless
  Radio Message but that
  might have been sent from
  Signal Hill, Newfoundland.
  That was also sent by
  Marconi.
Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail
                   • The Cabot Trail is 298
                     km road that runs
                     through many
                     communities. One half
                     of the Cabot Trail is
                     located within the Cape
                     Breton Highlands
                     National Park. It can be
                     noted for its scenery
                     and charming
                     communities.
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
• The Cape Breton Highlands are 951 sq
  km in the northern section of the island.
  It is the highest point in Nova Scotia.
  The Park is a haven to hikers, kayakers,
  and bikers. It is one of Nova Scotia’s
  most beautiful places and is open all
  year round.
Alexander Graham Bell
                  • A man who lived sometime
                    in Baddeck, located in Cape
                    Breton. He is noted for his
                    invention, the telephone. He
                    stayed in Cape Breton
                    because of how it reminded
                    him of Scotland. Now he is
                    remembered by the
                    Alexander Graham Bell
                    National Historic Site of
                    Canada. In it is a museum of
                    his many works and
                    inventions. You can access
                    the museum off the Cabot
                    Trail.
Louisbourg
• The Fortress was founded in
  1713. It was ideally located
  to guard Frances Territories
  in the America’s. Besides
  Acting as a sentinel Guard
  for the rest of Frances
  Territories, it became the
  third busiest seaport after
  Boston and Philadelphia
  through. The Fishery
  generated more wealth then
  the fur trade. It was
  destroyed in 1760 but the
  Canadian Government rebuilt
  it and it now stands as the
  Fortress of Louisbourg
  National Historic Site.
Sydney
• Sydney is the third
  largest city in Nova
  Scotia and biggest in
  Cape Breton. It is
  located less then 1 hour
  away from all of Cape
  Breton’s major
  attractions. It was
  established in 1785 by
  British loyalists of New
  York. Scottish settlers
  arrived and settled
  there about 20 years
  later.
The Cape Breton Post
• The Cape Breton Post is a newspaper
  covering the events in Cape Breton. It
  was a combination of two newspapers,
  the Record and the post. The two were
  combined because of expenses of
  printing two newspapers. The new
  paper was called the Post-Record in
  1933. Eventually it was renamed the
  Cape Breton Post in 1956.
The Cape Breton Tartan
                 •   To the left is the Cape
                     Breton Tartan, a symbol of
                     Cape Breton.

                 •   BLACK for the wealth of our
                     coal mines
                     GREY for our Cape Breton
                     steel
                     GREEN for our lofty
                     mountains, our valleys and
                     our fields
                     GOLD for the golden
                     sunsets.

                 •   www.Cape BretonMuseums.org
Steel and Coal in Cape Breton
• The earliest coal mining began when the French
  mined coal and transported it to Louisbourg. It
  stopped when the fortress fell to the British until the
  1850’s. Coal has been one of the driving forces of the
  Cape Breton economy. Since Cape Breton was ideally
  suited for making steel, iron was shipped to the
  island where it was combined with coal to make
  steel. A lot of the steel was used in the making of the
  Canadian railway. The Coal in Steel industries died
  out in the 1990’s and all that is left is the mess from
  the production of Steel and Coal. This mess has yet
  to be cleaned up
End of Presentation
• This concludes the
  presentation. I hope
  it gave a nice
  overview of people
  and places in Cape
  Breton.

				
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