by James B. Lamb • photos • 176 pages
THE COMPELLING STORY OF 350 YEARS at St. Ann's Bay—the first "capital" of Cape Breton Island. Here is the site of Captain Daniel's 1629 fort, the first Jesuit mission to the Mi'kmaq, and of France's 18th-century Fort Dauphin. The daring Rev. Norman McLeod brought his Scottish pioneers to settle in 1819. At a time when sailing ships were still being built in these harbours, Angus MacAskill, the Cape Breton Giant, lived and is buried at Englishtown. And it was here that A.W.R. MacKenzie realized his vision for a Gaelic College overlooking the magnificent St. Ann's harbour and bay.
Written with an enthusiasm that breathes these ghosts alive, this new edition includes an "Appendix of Contemporary Voices" from history, and "A Walking Tour" at the Gaelic College in St. Ann's.
Hidden Heritage is a proud invitation to both the walker and the armchair traveller.