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Page 58 - Celebrating The Iona Ferry & The Opening of the Grand Narrows Bridge

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1994/1/1 (454 reads)

But the mystery you see, Is how they got to be, On the Sydney side of the bridge, Some say the waves washed her over. Or through the St. Peters' canal, But that couldn't be. For it's easy to see. That the size of her wouldn't allow. It took seven long days to unload her, They had to use forklifts and cranes. Big Sadie of course, Was lost with the horse. And the wagon was not seen again. But some say the ghost of Big Sadie, Rides over the lakes every storm, With the buckboard a-saggin'. And a black horse and wagon. As bare as the day she was born. They raised a plaque in her honor. That loveable Cape Breton lass. They'll always remember. That night in November, They were saved by the skin of her " • by Steriing McNeil sterling McNeil is the pen name of a Cape Bretoner who writes to us from Tofield, Alberta. He adds: "In my economic banish? ment from the Island, I continue to record my thoughts and experiences." Our thanks for the photographs of the last crossing of the lona- to-Grand Narrows ferry, October 23,1993 (courtesy Paul J. Bow- en, supervisor, Visual Communications, N.S. Dept. of Supply & Services). After years and years of waiting, there was one final wait: The last ferry crossing was at 1:40 p.m. The bridge did not open until 2 o'clock! • CARTOON BY RON EVELY ?? The only key to trouble-free and long car life is regular and careful maintenance. For over 25 years, maintenance • solely of European cars • has been our occupation. If you don't wish to maintain your car, neither do we!! If you do, we'd like to help!! EUROCAR SERVICE LTD. 649 WESTMOUNT ROAD SYDNEY 564-9721 Centre for International (Studies • DE60UDCE CENTDE • Over 3000 Books, Magazines & Periodicals on • Development • Environment • Economic • Other Critical International Issues ~ Available Throughout Cape Breton ~ Phone 562-6090 Or Visit Us at 390 Charlotte Street 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday COFFEE • VIDEOS PHOTOCOPYING For SCHOOL & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS call 929-2063 or 539-5300 ext. 267 Nightingale Nursing Services {21 24 hours; 7 days a week service iZ! R.N.'s - C.N.A.'s {Zl Homemakers & babysitters {21 Care provided in home or hospital {21 Bonded & insured {21 Reasonable rates FULLTIME R.N. NURSING SUPERVISION 625-3745 Local People Professionally Serving PORT HAWKESBURY Local Needs 562-6274 SYDNEY SERV NG ALL CAPE BRETON SLAND
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