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"Baddeck, Cape Breton, NS"

"...I could not but notice that Baddeck was a clean-looking village of white wooden-houses, of perhaps seven or eight hundred inhabitants; that it stretched along the bay for a mile or more, straggling off into farm-houses at each end, lying for the most part on the sloping curve of the bay.

There were a few country-looking stores and shops, and on the shore three or four rather decayed and shaky wharves ran into the water, and a few schooners lay at anchor near them; and the usual decaying warehouses leaned about the docks."

Charles Dudley Warner, Baddeck, and That Sort of Thing (Boston, 1874) [F 5209/ W24/ 1874]

Date: 1861-1874

Reference: Walter Kauzman Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1989-268 no. 1

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