Cape Breton Facts and Folklore

Bill Doyle

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ISBN: 9781551098678

Cape Breton Facts and Folklore

  Author:   Bill Doyle    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Cape Breton is famous the world over for its senic trails, Celtic music and traditions, strong Mi’kmaq community, and unique dialects. Called Unamakikia by the Mi’kmaq, Ile Royale by the French, and Eilean Cheap Breatainn in Scottish Gaelic, the island of Cape Breton is a colourful blend of cultures and history. After the slow decline of the coal and steel industries following World War Two, Cape Breton became a major tourist locale, with such draws as Fortress Louisbourg, the largest eighteenth-century restored fortress in North America and a national historic site; the Cape Breton Highlands, with stunning views and winds that can reach up to 220 kilometres an hour; and the Cabot Trail scenic drive, which attracts thousands of people every autumn to take in the stunning views and foliage.

Cape Breton Facts and Folklore is full of fun and interesting facts about the people, places, and events that shaped this fascnating island. Includes photos of some of the island’s prominent places and personalities.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781551098678
Item NB0968
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published on October 15 2011
Language eng
Pages 256
Format Paperback
Dimensions7.5(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight300(g)
Bill Doyle is a retired radio producer with CBC Cape Breton, and a graduate of Carleton University and the University of Alberta. He is currently researching Irish immigration and settlement patterns in Cape Breton, and teaches a course in geneology at the Seniors College at Cape Breton University. Bill lives in Sydney, Nova Scotia, with his wife, Joy, and their two dogs.