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Cape Breton Company Houses

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Cape Breton Company Houses

Cape Breton fascinates me.

In the late 1800's to the mid 1900's the steel and coal companies were a huge economic force in the towns in and around Sydney, Cape Breton. Towns like New Waterford, Dominion, Donkin, Sydney Mines, and Glace Bay (featured in this post) had entire neighbourhoods constructed by these industrial companies to house their workers.

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Cape Breton Christmas

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Cape Breton Christmas

On Christmas Day, we took a cruise through Sydney to capture how much snow had fallen - we haven't had this white a Christmas in years. After three days of snow, ice pellets, freezing rain, then more snow, the sun came out and really made things look beautiful.

We started at Blackett's Lake - just outside of Sydney - and made our way in to Sydney proper.

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An Encounter With Robert Frank

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An Encounter With Robert Frank

My girlfriend Shawnee and I took last week off to go to Cape Breton for two purposes: To visit family and to go on a road-trip around the Cabot Trail. I had a third not-so-secret purpose that we joked about even while in the planning stages of our trip. I wanted to make a stop in Mabou to up my chances of randomly running into Robert Frank who has lived there since the 1970's - As if that would happen....

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