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Mike Brady loves his wife of twenty-six years, Betty Ann Brady Mike is from Mt. Clemens, Michigan and Betty is from Dayton, Ohio. They were married on July 4, 1979 in Kentucky but live in Dayton, Ohio where they raised four children, Michael, Carolyn, David and James.


Mike and Betty hope to move to St. Peters, Nova Scotia very soon and open a Coffee House.


St. Peter's, known as "St. Peters" from 1953-1976, is a small unincorporated village located on Cape Breton Island in Richmond County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada Cape Breton Island (French: île du Cap-Breton, Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Cheap Breatuinn, Mikmaq: Unamakika), almost always just Cape Breton, is a large island on the Atlantic coast of North America. ... Richmond County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (One defends and the other conquers) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant Governor Myra Freeman Premier John Hamm (PC) Area 55,283 km² (12th) Land 53,338 km² Water 1,946 km² (3. ...


St. Peter's is located on a narrow isthmus which separates the southern end of Bras d'Or Lake, known as St. Peters Inlet, to the north from St. Peters Bay on the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The isthmus is crossed by the St. Peters Canal and is almost exclusively used by pleasure boats in recent decades. The Isthmus of Panama connects North and South America. ... Bras dOr Lake, Nova Scotia. ... The St. ...


St. Peter's is also located on Highway 4, the province's east-west trunk or secondary highway. An expressway, Highway 104, is scheduled to be extended from its present terminus several kilometers west of St. Peter's to Sydney. When this occurs, Highway 104 will carry the Trans-Canada Highway designation on Cape Breton Island, for which Highway 105 is presently designated. Highway 104 in Nova Scotia runs from the New Brunswick border near Amherst to St. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer) (symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ... Sydney, Nove Scotia, on Cape Breton Island Sydney is a former city in Nova Scotia, Canada located on its namesake harbour. ... Example of Trans-Canada Highway marker shield. ... Highway 105 in Nova Scotia represents the Cape Breton Island leg of the Trans-Canada Highway. ...


The Nicholas Denys Museum is located in the village. St. Peter's was also formerly served by a Canadian National Railways branchline which was abandoned in the early 1980s. CN redirects here, as its the most common usage of the abbreviation in Canada; for more uses, see CN (disambiguation). ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ...

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History

1630-1758

St. Peter's is one of North America's oldest European settlements, tracing its history to the 1630s when a small fortified settlement named "Saint Pierre" was built by merchants from La Rochelle, France on the isthmus. In 1650, La Rochelle merchant Nicholas Denys took posession of Saint Pierre and encouraged the fur trade with local members of the Mi'kmaq Nation who used the isthmus as a canoe portage route between the Atlantic Ocean and Bras d'Or Lake. In addition to establishing a fur trading post, Denys later used the isthmus as a "haulover road" for portaging small sailing ships from Bras d'Or Lake to the Atlantic and vice versa. Events and Trends Thirty Years War in full swing in Europe September 8, 1636 - A vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony establishes Harvard College as the first college founded in the Americas. ... Location within France La Rochelle is a city or commune of western France, and a seaport on the Atlantic Ocean (population 76,584 in 1999). ... // Events June 23 - Claimant King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland arrives in Scotland, the only of the three Kingdoms that has accepted him as ruler. ... The fur trade was a huge part in the early economic development of North America. ... The Mikmaq (also Míkmaq, Micmac, Migmaq) are a First Nations people indigenous to northeastern New England, Canadas Maritimes, and the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. ... For the Gentoo Linux package manager, see Portage (software). ...


France lost posession of present-day peninsular (main land) Nova Scotia to Britain in the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. France began moving some Acadian colonists to Ile Royale (present-day Cape Breton Island) to populate this remaining outpost of Acadia. Port Toulouse was created near the 17th century location of the fortified community of Saint Pierre as a logistics base and supply centre for Fortress Louisbourg. To protect Port Toulouse, France built another fortification on the shore. The forts at Port Toulouse and Saint Pierre and settlements in the area were destroyed by the British in 1758 following the fall of Fortress Louisbourg and the rest of Acadia became a British colony. The Treaty of Utrecht, a series of treaties signed in 1713, helped end the War of the Spanish Succession, or Queen Annes War as it is sometimes called in the United States. ... // Events April 11 - War of the Spanish Succession: Treaty of Utrecht June 23 - French residents of Acadia given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia Canada first Orrery built by George Graham Ongoing events Great Northern War (1700-1721) War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713... The Acadians (French: Acadiens) are the original French settlers of parts of the northeastern region of North America comprising what is now the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. ... The national flag of Acadia, adopted in 1884. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Fortress Louisbourg (in French, Forteresse de Louisbourg) is a Canadian National Historic Site and the location of a partial reconstruction of an 18th century French fortress at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. ... 1758 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


1758-present

Acadia in its entirety was given the name Nova Scotia, which was used as the name used since 1713 for Britain's portion of the territory. Britain sponsored settlers and displaced veterans from the Seven Years' War to move into the area of Saint Pierre/Port Toulouse. France declared war on Great Britain on February 1, 1793 during the French Revolutionary Wars. In response, Britain built Fort Dorchester on the summit of Mount Granville, a hill overlooking the isthmus. The Seven Years War (1754 and 1756–1763) pitted Great Britain, Prussia, and Hanover against France, Austria, Russia, Sweden, and Saxony. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The French Revolutionary Wars occurred between the outbreak of war between the French Revolutionary government and Austria in 1792 and the Treaty of Amiens in 1802. ...


The village of St. Peters was founded early in the 1800s. Local residents rehabilitated Denys's old "haulover road", laying wood skids for portaging small sailing ships across the isthmus. The route through Bras d'Or Lake was considered a much shorter and safer voyage to Sydney than travelling around the exposed southern coast of Cape Breton Island. In 1825 a feasibility study into building a canal was undertaken. Construction of the St. Peters Canal began in 1854 and took 15 years of digging, blasting and drilling through a solid granit hill 20 m (65 ft high to build a channel 800 m (2,600 ft long with an average width of 30 m (100 ft). The canal opened in 1869 at the dawn of the industrial age on Cape Breton Island. There can be a tidal difference of up to 1.4 m (4.5 ft) thus a lock was designed to regulate water levels. Events and Trends Beginning of the Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815). ... 1825 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Canal du Midi in Toulouse, France Canals are man-made waterways, usually connecting existing lakes, rivers, or oceans. ... The St. ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre is the basic unit of length in the International System of Units. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The walls of the canal were lined with timber planking and locks were installed at each end. Modifications to the canal and lock continued until 1917 and the canal saw moderate to heavy use by small coastal steamships and barges, particularly during the First and Second World Wars when coal from the Sydney Coal Field was transported on this sheltered inland route to avoid U boats. A marble quarry on the western shore of Bras d'Or Lake at Marble Mountain also generated some shipping traffic. 1917 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by deep mining, coal mining (open-pit mining or strip mining). ... October 1939. ... Marble This page is about the metamorphic rock. ...


The canal was designated a National Historic Site in 1929 and the federal government took over its operation. Parks Canada is the government agency responsible for its maintenance and operation and undertook a major project to restore both entrances to the canal in 1985. During the post-war, commercial shipping has largely avoided travelling through Bras d'Or Lake and the canal is almost exclusively used by pleasure boats, particularly sail boats with the increased popularity of cruising Bras d'Or Lake in recent decades. National Historic Site is a designation for a protected area of historic significance. ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Parks Canada is a Canadian government agency whose purpose is to protect and present nationally significant examples of Canadas natural and cultural heritage and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with cruise. ...


Parks Canada operates the canal from May to October each year. Vessels transiting the canal are limited by the size of the lock, which measures 91.44 m (301 ft) long, 14.45 m (47 ft) wide, and 4.88m (16 ft) draught. The ruins of Nicholas Denys's Fort Saint Pierre are located on the grounds of the lockmaster's house (ca. 1876) and the ruins of Fort Dorchester are located on Mount Granville which overlooks the Atlantic approach to the canal. This article is about the month of May. ... October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... In nautical parlance, draft is the depth below waters surface of the lowest part of a ship or boat. ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


See also

Bras dOr Lake, Nova Scotia. ... The St. ...

External links

  • Official Web Site
  • Denys Museum
  • Peters Canal National Historic Site

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