Historic North Sydney. Images of our Past series.

By: GILLIS, Rannie

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GILLIS, Rannie. Historic North Sydney. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (2005). First Printing. Pp. (5),[vi]-xviii,[1]-142. With 155 b&w photos as well as maps and other illustrations in the text. 8vo (165 x 235 mm), photo-illustrated cardcovers, with white lettering to blue / green spine.

A volume in the Images of our Past series.

Rannie Gillis (b. North Sydney) was living in there at the time of publication.

"North Sydney has an exciting history. Once the fourth-busiest seaport in Canada, the little town was also known as "Canada's Gateway to the World" when an underwater telegraph cable between North America and Europe was successfully laid - the end of the cable was in North Sydney. To many, the town is the "Gateway to Newfoundland"; a ferry has run between North Sydney and Newfoundland for over a century. Because of its transportation and communications advantages, North Sydney played a vital role through both world wars.

In Historic North Sydney, Rannie Gillis chronicles this rich history with historical images and detailed captions. Topic by topic, he explores the business, leisure, religion, and education of North Sydney residents, as well as their place in the world around them. This is a vital addition to the library of anyone interested in history, genealogy, or the beautiful town of North Sydney." -rear cover.

Introduction.
1. The Waterfront and Business District (pp.1-46).
2. Trans-Atlantic Telegraph Cable (pp.47-54).
3. Transportation.
4. North Sydney and the Military (pp.79-92).
5. Public Services: Schools, Churches, and Hospital.

6. Sports, Leisure, and Entertainment (pp.109-122).

7. People.

With bibliography.

Ship (predominately ferries) photos include SS Modiva, SS Bruce, SS Kyle, SS Caribou, SS Cabot Strait, SS William Carson; SS Elaine, SS Marion, SS Peerless; SS Pawnee, Aspy I, and Aspy II.

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Title: Historic North Sydney. Images of our Past series.

Author Name: GILLIS, Rannie

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing ISBN:1551095408: 2005

ISBN Number: 1551095408

ISBN Number 13: 9781551095400

Seller ID: 69177

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