The Cabot Trail in Black & White — Voices and Photographs from Northern Cape Breton
collected & edited by Ronald Caplan • 8.5 x 11 • 150 photos • 144 pages
A FASCINATING, TRIUMPHANT BOOK, filled with much laughter, community life, and down-to-earth daily work. Here are portraits of life along a trace of road that became the highway—the Cabot Trail.
From over 25 years of Cape Breton's Magazine, this is a collection of 40 stories and 150 photos in stark black and white, as we rarely see the Trail or its people and, in many cases, as we may never see them again.
The Smith brothers, smelt fishing on the North River, told Ronald Caplan: "Listen. You can tell people about this. But don't tell them everything. If people knew what we have here, we wouldn't be able to afford the ground we're standing on."
And from Joe Delaney, St. Joseph du Moine: "The Cabot Trail created not only wonders for each family but for the area as a whole. It also made a big change for the people here themselves—they got to know each other more."