Bras d'Or Lake

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Bras d'Or Lake

(brä dôr), arm of the Atlantic Ocean, c.360 sq mi (930 sq km), indenting deeply into Cape Breton Island, N.S., SE Canada, and occupying much of the interior. A narrow channel links it with the sea. The region was the scene of important experiments in the early history of aviation. In 1907, Alexander Graham Bell founded at Baddeck the Aerial Experiment Association, and on Feb. 23, 1909, J. A. D. McCurdy piloted his airplane, the Silver Dart, a distance of half a mile.
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His home away from home was the village of Marble Mountain on the Bras d'or Lakes in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the birthplace of his mother.
The Welsh capital has made it onto the Hawaii Business Magazine list of eight top travel destinations, brushing shoulders with St Lucia, Seoul and Bras d'Or Lakes, Nova Scotia.
The breathtaking beauty of the Island has attracted visitors for centuries; Alexander Graham Bell, one of the more notable, established a summer residence on the Island, where in 1909 he and his colleagues achieved the first successful flight of an aircraft in the British Commonwealth, and later they piloted hydrofoils on the Bras d'Or Lakes that still command attention.