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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(45) French missionaries and colonial officials on Cape Breton during the early-to-mid-18th century understood this fact, and thus located their missions near the Mi'kmaq's customary fishing sites, which ringed the Bras d'Or Lake; the island's reserves, which were created about a century later, were similarly situated for similar reasons.
(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.
Harrington, an aspiring merchant, "engaged a canoe and two Indians" from the "Indian settlement [on] the Bras D'Or Lake" to take him from St.
(3.) 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.
Everybody was talking about their problems in their area with invasive species and I gave the Bras d'Or Lake situation to them."
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.
The aim of the AEA was "to get a man into the air." A big, bearded man with boundless energy, Bell had summered for years at Beinn Breagh, or "beautiful mountain," his estate at Baddeck overlooking the Bras d'Or Lakes. A mecca for the scientifically-inclined, Bell had gathered together a group of young men interested in aviation.
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.
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.