Maps of Cape Breton

Contained in the Bras d'Or Collection are many maps of Cape Breton Island. Some of the items are maps themselves while other items contain maps inside them. Here are a couple that have been digitized so far. 

This first map is page 2 of Indutrial Cape Breton: Industrial and Commerical Information. This map highlights many of the cutlural aspect of the island such as the Fortress of Louisbourg and the Highlands National Park.

Next is page 130 from Provincial Tourism Master Plan

Here is a very colourful map that shows the watershed from the Bras d'Or Lakes which is presented on the back cover of Bras d'Or Lakes Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative Workshop

And finially, we have an image also from Bras d'Or Lakes Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative Workshop which shows that Cape Breton Island and frogs have similar shapes. 

Explore more maps online and/or in person at the CBU Library.

Mining Legacies: A Collaborative Workshop

Artists Gary Blundell and Victoria Ward visited the Library last week as part of their research into mines and mining communities for an upcoming show to be held at the CBU Art Gallery next spring (2015). For a week (July 21-26), Gary and Victoria worked at the Miners' Museum in Glace Bay and toured old mines and mining communities in the CBRM. They came to the Beaton Institute and CBU Library to look at items in the Bras d'Or Collection--and we certainly have a lot of items about mining in Cape Breton!

Here are a couple of photos Jeremy Timmons (of the Miners' Museum) took while Gary and Victoria did their research. That's our e-resources librarian, Nicole Dixon, digging through geological maps of Cape Breton with Gary (bottom photo). You can view more photos of Gary and Victoria's visit on the Miners' Museum Facebook page

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