Bell Boatyard

Women workers building lifeboats at Dr. Alexander Graham Bell's laboratory at Beinn Bhreagh.

Boatbuilding facility which operated as part of Alexander Graham Bell's laboratories in Baddeck, Nova Scotia from 1885 to 1928.

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Women workers building lifeboats at Dr. Alexander Graham Bell's laboratory at Beinn Bhreagh.

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Baddeck

Village in northeastern Nova Scotia, Canada.

Village in northeastern Nova Scotia, Canada.

Women workers at Bell's shipyard
Victoria County Court House
Telegraph House
Old post office and customs house
Alexander and Mabel Bell statue

From 1885 to 1928 the estate included the Bell Boatyard which made both experimental and traditional boats.

Bell c. undefined 1917

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

Bell also built the Bell Boatyard on the estate, employing up to 40 people building experimental craft as well as wartime lifeboats and workboats for the Royal Canadian Navy and pleasure craft for the Bell family.

HD-4 hydrofoil at the Alexander Graham Bell museum

HD-4

Early research hydrofoil watercraft developed by the scientist Alexander Graham Bell.

Early research hydrofoil watercraft developed by the scientist Alexander Graham Bell.

HD-4 hydrofoil at the Alexander Graham Bell museum

It was designed and built at the Bell Boatyard on Bell's Beinn Bhreagh estate near Baddeck, Nova Scotia.

Carstairs holding Lord Tod Wadley

Joe Carstairs

Wealthy British power boat racer known for her speed, eccentric lifestyle, and gender nonconformity.

Wealthy British power boat racer known for her speed, eccentric lifestyle, and gender nonconformity.

Carstairs holding Lord Tod Wadley
Joe Carstairs in 1928 or 1929, photographed by Arnold Genthe

Intrigued by the hydrofoil designs of Alexander Graham Bell and Casey Baldwin in Nova Scotia, Carstairs ordered a 30 ft hydrofoil boat from the Bell Boatyard in Baddeck, Nova Scotia which was intended to achieve 115 mph and capture the Harmsworth Cup.

Municipality of the County of Victoria

County municipality on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

County municipality on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

In 1851, Victoria County was split from Cape Breton county and Baddeck became the site for the new county's jail and court house, and later the site of Alexander Graham Bell's Beinn Bhreagh, a summer residence and research centre, and the Bell Boatyard.