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1943 - USN submarine chaser SC 709 foundered off Louisbourg NS. Local fishermen effected a daring rescue under extremely adverse conditions. Stranded on a shoal & pounded by 12-foot seas, SC 709...
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Life before the fortress - Community - Living - The Cape Breton Post Author Elaine Sawlor with a copy of her new book, Beyond the Fog, which explores the stories of the 81 families whose...
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After The British Left, the villageof Louisbourg grew with Irish and Scottish immigrants. Houses were built on the ruins and even the foundations of the of the Fortress. There...
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My father, Charlie worked for a ship chandler that supplied the pilot boat to put the pilots aboard any ship entering the...
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Rule of the Road for SteamersWhen all three Lights I see ahead ~I port my helm, and show my RedGreen to Green ~ or Red to Red~Perfect safety ~ Go ahead!If to Starboard Red appear,It is my duty to...
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by Celia LeDrewChristmas Eve 1929 the temperature was 7 below and the sky was cold and clear and there was lots of snow. It had snowed for three days and the snow crunched under your feet when you...
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The Home on the HillBy Charlie ShawWe live at the house by the side of the hill,A home away from home.A better place you couldn't findNo matter where you roam.For when the rain beats on the windowsOr...
SPECIAL VE DAY 1995 EDITION
- 1939 & 1940
Marine Engineer Highly Praised Louisburg
, March 6—Out of this publicity-neglected port today came a story on the feat of a small marine engineer who has won recognition through & repair job to a freighter which is believed unequalled in Canadian marine records. ,The engineer is L. H.Cann, own-of the Cann Machine Shop, located on the harbor front of this, bustling summer resort. The story begins in February, 1947, when the big 5,000-ton freighter, Random, owned by the Newfoundland Railway, cracked a blade in its wheel a short distance from this port. LOUISBURG
1943 - USN submarine chaser SC 709 foundered off Louisbourg NS. Local fishermen effected a daring rescue under extremely adverse conditions. Stranded on a shoal & pounded by 12-foot seas, SC 709 quickly became weighed down by ice & began listing to starboard. Canadian naval authorities in Louisbourg judged it to be too risky to attempt a rescue. The sailors aboard SC 709 could be seen from the shore from time to time as they tried to move about on the wave-swept deck.