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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I could smell the piny fragrance from the Pine Hill Divinity College where McKenzie studied, the pine hill of his birthplace in Bras d'Or Lake, and from the Sorae Church in the pine hill village of Whanghae-Do, Korea, where he offered himself as "a corn of wheat" (a reference to John 12:24).
49) Throughout the mid-to-late-19th century in Cape Breton, conflicts between natives and newcomers occasionally flared up around the Bras d'Or Lake and along the Margaree River system--"the Indians have been giving trouble to the new settlers"--as immigrants established farms and mills or sought access to spawning fish.
NSARM, RG 5, Series P, Volume 8a, Number 14b, "An account of the Indians living within the County of Richmond as taken on the 16th July 1841--at the Indian Chapel Bras d'or Lake being the Anniversary of St.
Johnston, Storied Shores, 23 and 135; NSARM, Land Petitions, Cape Breton Island, 1787-1843, Number 2157, "Kavanagh, Lawrence & Others for the Indians in Bras d'Or Lake," 1819.
Everybody was talking about their problems in their area with invasive species and I gave the Bras d'Or Lake situation to them.
Early experiments with the native oyster in the Bras D'Or lake were biological successes, but were not commercial successes.
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.
For one, the first flight of a manned aircraft in the British Commonwealth occurred above the frozen surface of the Bras d'Or Lakes near the village of Baddeck in February 1909.