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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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.
Prices start from pounds 899 per person for 10 days and include a "fall scenery" tour in New England's White Mountains, a day tour to Boston, five-day tour of Nova Scotia including Lunenburg, Halifax, Cape Breton and Bras d'Or Lakes, return scheduled flights from Newcastle via Heathrow to Boston, and seven nights' hotel accommodation.
Hall makes his home in Halifax and on the Bras d'Or Lakes in Cape Breton.