Arrival of the first Scottish Settlers in Cape Breton - Sydney, Nova Scotia
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N 46° 08.598 W 060° 11.976
20T E 716277 N 5113781
Quick Description: On 3 August 1802, 415 Scottish settlers arrived in Sydney Harbour aboard the 245 ton ship "Northern Friends." The cairn on which the plaque is affixed, is located at the corner of Esplanade and Amelia Street, in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Posted: 5/23/2020 5:23:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM12GFX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member coisos
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Long Description:
Inscription on the plaque:

On 3 August 1802, the 245 ton ship "Northern Friends", arrived in Sydney Harbour with 415 settlers from Scotland. This marked the first immigration directly from Scotland to Cape Breton and formed the vanguard of the great migration which gave this Island its Scottish character.
Who placed it?: Old Sydney Society and the Gaelic Society of Cape Breton

When was it placed?: October 1997

Who is honored?: The first Scottish settlers to arrive in Cape Breton

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