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Jul 17, 2012 - Glace Bay, NS

We toured the Miner's Museum at Glace Bay. The mines extend up to 2 miles out under the bay. Our tour guide, Abbie Michalik, is a retired miner. He's also a great story teller. The company store featured extensively in the lives of the miners. Living conditions were bad and we can't imagine what it would have been like in the winter.

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2012 East Coast Trip

Aug 11, 2011 - Day 31: Fortress of Louisbourg and Miner's Museum

When we left this morning at 9:15, the temp was 57 degrees which is entirely too cold for me. As we drove toward Louisbourg, we were in fog… and I do mean FOG. Ralph said it reminded him of Scotland: trees, mountains, fog; since he was stationed there when he was in the Navy, I’ll take his word for it. This is a Scottish part of Nova Scotia: New Glasgow, Inverness, etc. Plus the Presbyterian churches were in every town. At one point on the drive a sign said “You are about to climb 240 kilometers in 7 kilometers.” That’s some climb. And the...

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Sep 19, 2008 - Men of the Deeps

A hard look at the Sydney Mines - Friday, September 19 Sometimes an ordinary activity turns into a moving experience - one you’ll remember for a very long time. And so it was with our visit to the Cape Breton Miners Museum in Glace Bay. The richest of Canada’s coal deposits starts on the northeast shores of Cape Breton Island and runs for 90 miles under the Atlantic Ocean to the shores of Newfoundland. It was discovered in the 1700’s when explorers to Cape Breton Island noticed coal formations above ground. Word quickly spread, and soon the...

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2008 Keys 2 Canada

Jul 19, 2008 - Back in Nova Scotia

Not a big write-up today. The ferry trip was very smooth - hard to believe we were on the Atlantic Ocean. This trip was 6 hrs compared to the longer one we took going over and we learned not to line up until the morning of sailing so we avoided that whole saga! We are off to Halifax to pick up our son and his wife and the grand-kids; that will be quite a change from the past 3 months of travelling on our own. We are looking forward to an exciting and fun-filled 10 days. Cheers Bob & Maggie PS I also added a few more NL photos

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Jun 23, 2008 - Glace Bay

After a short drive from Shediac we were in Nova Scotia – didn’t make much difference as far as the weather goes. Before leaving Shediac we had a great thunder storm with strong rain but by the time we got to NS at least the rain had stopped. After picking up reams of info at the NS Welcome Centre (some of it actually quite useful it seems and the ladies very helpful) our first stop was just down the road at the old city of Amherst. At one time in the 1800s Amherst had more millionaires per capita than anywhere in Canada and four of the...

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