Historic North Sydney

Rannie Gillis

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Historic North Sydney

  Author:   Rannie Gillis    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

North Sydney has an exciting history. Once the fourth-busiest seaport in North America, the little town was also known as “Canada’s Gateway to the (European) World” when an underwater telegraph cable between North America and Europe was successfully laid, with the end of the cable in North Sydney. Because of its transport and communications advantages, the town played a vital role through both world wars.

Historic North Sydney is divided into chapters by topic. Rainnie Gillis uses historical images and extensive research to explain transportation, business, the Newfoundland Ferry Service, and public service in North Sydney, among other subjects.
Historic North Sydney is a much-anticipated addition to the Images of Our Past Series.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781551095400
Item NB0661
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onNovember 3 2005
Language eng
Pages 142
Format Paperback
Dimensions9.25(in) x 6.5(in)
Shipping weight305(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE

Rannie Gillis was born of Celtic parents in North Sydney, on Cape Breton Island, N.S., where the ancient Celtic language is still spoken. He grew up immersed in the finest traditions of Celtic music, his father, Ambrose, played the violin and his mother, Mary, is well known as a Celtic piano player. Ceilidhs were a frequent occurrence at their home. As well, Rannie studied Celtic history, literature and Gaelic at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S., winning the coveted Angus L. MacDonald award for Celtic studies.