Bras d'Or Lake
Women workers at Bell's shipyard
Sunset over Bras d'Or Lake in Irish Cove, Nova Scotia, in September 2015
Victoria County Court House
West Bay in early summer
Telegraph House
Ocean-going ships enter and exit the Bras d'Or Lake system via Great Bras d'Or, spanned by the Seal Island Bridge
Old post office and customs house
Passenger steamer on Bras d'Or Lake near New Campbellton, ca 1903.
Alexander and Mabel Bell statue
The East Bay Regatta, held the last weekend in July since 1984, features races and other social events. As many as 40 boats participate.

It is situated in the centre of Cape Breton, where the Baddeck River empties into Bras d'Or Lake.

- Baddeck

Most of the shore is undeveloped, but settlements include Baddeck, Eskasoni, Little Bras d'Or, St. Peter's, and Whycocomagh.

- Bras d'Or Lake

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Alexander Graham Bell

Scottish-born inventor, scientist and engineer who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone.

Scottish-born inventor, scientist and engineer who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone.

Bell c. undefined 1917
Melville House, the Bells' first home in North America, now a National Historic Site of Canada
Bell, top right, providing pedagogical instruction to teachers at the Boston School for Deaf Mutes, 1871. Throughout his life, he referred to himself as "a teacher of the deaf".
Alexander Graham Bell's telephone patent drawing, March 7, 1876
The master telephone patent, 174465, March 7, 1876
An actor playing Bell in a 1926 film holds Bell's first telephone transmitter
Bell at the opening of the long-distance line from New York to Chicago in 1892
Alexander Graham Bell, his wife Mabel Gardiner Hubbard, and their daughters Elsie (left) and Marian ca. 1885
The Brodhead–Bell mansion, the Bell family residence in Washington, D.C., from 1882 to 1889
Alexander Graham Bell in his later years
Photophone receiver, one half of Bell's wireless optical communication system, ca. 1880
Bell's HD-4 on a test run ca. 1919
AEA Silver Dart ca. 1909
Bell statue by A. E. Cleeve Horne in front of the Bell Telephone Building of Brantford, Ontario, The Telephone City. (Brantford Heritage Inventory, City of Brantford)
A quote by Alexander Graham Bell engraved in the stone wall within the Peace Chapel of the International Peace Garden (in Manitoba Canada and North Dakota, USA).
The Bell Museum, Cape Breton, part of the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
A.G. Bell issue of 1940
Bell, an alumnus of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree (LL.D.) at the university in 1906

That summer, the Bells had a vacation on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, spending time at the small village of Baddeck.

Returning in 1886, Bell started building an estate on a point across from Baddeck, overlooking Bras d'Or Lake.

NASA landsat photo of Cape Breton Island

Cape Breton Island

Island on the Atlantic coast of North America and part of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.

Island on the Atlantic coast of North America and part of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.

NASA landsat photo of Cape Breton Island
Philippe de Pastour de Costebelle, 1st Governor of Île Royale, only known image of a French Governor
Siege of Louisbourg (1758)
Samuel Waller Prentice, 84th Regiment, 4 January 1780, shipwrecked off Cape Breton, Nova Scotia by Robert Pollard (1784)
The former Congregation Sons of Israel synagogue, in Glace Bay. In 1902, the synagogue was Nova Scotia's first purpose-built synagogue. It permanently closed in July 2010. To the left is the also closed Talmud Torah community centre. This was the location of the Hebrew school and functions like Bar Mitzvah and wedding dinners.
Cape Breton Island's most recognizable and commonly used flag
Cape Breton Island's "Eagle" flag (1994)
Cape Breton Island's second cultural flag, the "Tartan" flag (early 1990s)
Cape Breton Island's first cultural flag, the blue-and-yellow flag, dates to the 1940s.
Cabot's Landing, Victoria County, commemorating the "first land seen" by explorer John Cabot in 1497
The shoreline of Bras d'Or Lake at Marble Mountain, Inverness Co.
A bulk carrier in the Strait of Canso docked at the Martin Marietta Materials quarry at Cape Porcupine
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Smelt Brook on the northern shore
Entering Cape Breton Island from Canso Causeway
Seal Island Bridge in Victoria County, the 3rd-longest in Nova Scotia
Sydney Harbour with Point Edward, Westmount, and downtown Sydney visible

Following his successful invention of the telephone and being relatively wealthy, Bell acquired land near Baddeck in 1885.

These efforts resulted in the first powered flight in Canada when the AEA Silver Dart took off from the ice-covered waters of Bras d'Or Lake.

The second and larger home, Beinn Bhreagh Hall (known locally as "The Point") was built in 1893 on the Beinn Bhreagh Estate of Alexander Graham & Mabel Bell at Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

Beinn Bhreagh

Name of the former estate of Alexander Graham Bell, in Victoria County, Nova Scotia.

Name of the former estate of Alexander Graham Bell, in Victoria County, Nova Scotia.

The second and larger home, Beinn Bhreagh Hall (known locally as "The Point") was built in 1893 on the Beinn Bhreagh Estate of Alexander Graham & Mabel Bell at Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.
{{lang|gd|Beinn Bhreagh|italic=no}}'s little harbor offered the Bells opportunities for recreation, and later a shelter area for experiments in aviation and hydrofoils.
Alexander Graham Bell relaxing on {{lang|gd|Beinn Bhreagh|italic=no}} with three of his granddaughters.
Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell were depicted in a postcard walking in front of their home, {{lang|gd|Beinn Bhreagh|italic=no}} Hall.
Red Head Point and the peninsula of {{lang|gd|Beinn Bhreagh|italic=no}} can be seen across the bay from the town of Baddeck, Nova Scotia in a 1906 postcard.
The town of Baddeck can be seen from one of the lookouts on {{lang|gd|Beinn Bhreagh|italic=no}} in a postcard from the 1920s.

It refers to a peninsula jutting into Cape Breton Island's scenic Bras d'Or Lake approximately 3 km southeast of the village of Baddeck, forming the southeastern shore of Baddeck Bay.

Baddeck River

Minor river on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Minor river on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

It empties into the Bras d'Or Lake several kilometres west of the village of Baddeck.

Boats in the Baddeck Harbour

Bras d'Or Yacht Club

Boats in the Baddeck Harbour

The Bras d'Or Yacht Club is a yacht club in Baddeck, Nova Scotia.

It is located on its namesake body of water, the Bras d'Or Lakes.