On the eastern outskirts of Sydney you can take Grand Lake Road to the Town of Glace Bay. From Sydney, along the shoreline, you can take the #28 (Colliery Route) through Whitney Pier and on to the communities of South Bar, Victoria Mines, and New Victoria. This route takes you to the town of New Waterford. Today the mines and steel plants have closed, victims of bad economics and an unwillingness of various levels of government to support money-losing ventures.
University College of Cape Breton
P.O. BOX 5300
Sydney, NS, B1J 2C8
Includes the Beaton Institute of Cape Breton Studies, which is a repository of written and oral Cape Breton social, political and economic history from its earliest settlement. Early colonial records, diaries, scrapbooks, almanacs, maps, photographs, newspapers and books are there in manuscript or on microfilm. The Institute is open year round for research to the general public.
Marconi National Historic Site
P.O. Box 159
Baddeck, NS, B0E 1B0
(902) 295-2069 Fax: (902) 295-3496
Marconi National Historic Site marks the place, where Guglielmo Marconi initiated the age of global communication almost a century ago. In December 1902, four giant wooden towers beamed out the world’s first wireless message across the Atlantic. Exhibits include a model of the original Table Head station. Open daily, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from June 1 to September 15. Admission is free.