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L H. CANN

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L H. CANN

Work Of Louisburg 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.

Local Heroes, Daring Rescue of the 709

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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 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.

Life before the fortress - Community - Living - The Cape Breton Post

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 expropriated properties were developed into the Fortress of Louisbourg. A 

The French Ship

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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 is a story from the Kehoe Family that in the 1780's there was a knock on the door one day and a French naval officer entered . He assured them that he meant no harm. " I just want to recover something that is mine" he said, and went over to the fire place and removed a stone and pulled out a metal box. thanked them and left. They went out to watch them row to a waiting ship and sail away. Allister MacDonald

Fortress of Louisbourg Launches One-of-a-kind Tour | News Releases | Government of Nova Scotia

Ghost stories at Fortress Louisbourg - HALIFAX.CityGuide.ca