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Page 61 - Advert: The Glace Bay Miners' Museum by Sheldon Currie

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1995/8/1 (164 reads)

sunny day and Ian and NeU and Pe'y and me we got in the car and drove out of Glace Bay talking about Mabou and seeing the other side of Cape Breton and where my people came from and should we hurry right there or go first around the Cabot Trail and spend just the evening in Mabou and maybe stay with my relatives most of them we had never seen face to face or just have tea and 't out of there and not one mention of the strike or coal though all the time it was right there back of us and back of our minds I guess also because the talk was about where I came from which was of course Mabou where my grandmother came from, though all I knew of it was what I saw in the notebooks. Which wasn't much. We talked about the Cabot Trail and which way we should go 'round • and Neil said before they had decent guar? drails people would go clockwise to be on the inside buying the mountains all the way around but that like everything today it was safe now and you could go either direction, and this time of year there wouldn't be the tourists. But really we didn't talk much and maybe we were thinking about the strike and when we did talk it was about Mabou people who were mosdy farmers and fishermen although they had coal mines over there. There were families worked there and later came to Glace Bay because they were experienced miners. But we thought of them as fishermen and farmers. My people but with a different life and a different Vacation in Louisbourg! I Coastal inn 'Louisbourg (Louisbourg Motel) ? 45 Units • Guaranteed Rates • Fleur-de-lis Dining Room • Jake's Loimge • Colour Cable T.V. Major Credit Cards Accepted Margaret holds her sick grandfather (Peter Boretsici) language, which I figured they still talked. It turned out we looked at everything through the car win? dows. We drank from a botde and drove. We never went around the Cabot Trail. We drove through Mabou which is a town and down to the Mabou Harbour and out to Mabou Coal Mines which aren't coal mines anymore. We thought we'd go some? where for a meal but ended up eating this and that in the car. And drinking.... We could have stopped for directions to where my relatives were but we didn't want to talk with people and finally saw the house from a distance and we were pretty sure this is the 1225 MAIN ST., LOUISBOURG • (902) 733-2844 **Only 1 Mile from Fortress Louisbourg Louis Sourg '{arbour Inn 9 WARREN ST. LOUISBOURG PHONE (902) 733-3222 FAX: (902) 733-2699 In a sea captain's renovated lOO-year-old waterfront home overlooking historic Louisbourg Harbour and the Fortress • comfortably decorated rooms • private baths • queen-size beds • Jacuzzi tubs • honeymoon suite • fireplaces • balconies Full Break't • Public Dining for Lunch & Dinner • Fresh Seafood 'or a romantic weekend or a spedat evening for enUrtaining fcmdCy and friends Doll Museum of Over 1900 Dolls Antique to Modern Dolls, Bears, Toys & Furniture * We Feature The Louisbourg Doll * Handcrafted Puffins and a Large Selection of Local Crafted Gifts and Dolls MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED OPEN MAY 15 TILL OCTOBER 15 .We Welcome All Visitors: Come in & Browse Around • Louishourg j'House '''' of Dolls 7555 Main Street • Louisbourg BED & BREAKFAST A large tum-of-the-century home to welcome you, overlooking Lx)uisbourg Harbour and the Fortress. We are open year round & feature a full breakfast with "extras." (902)733-3155 ... to the New... Louisbourg!
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