Bras d'Or Lake
Sunset over Bras d'Or Lake in Irish Cove, Nova Scotia, in September 2015
Monument on the site of Denys' post at Saint-Pierre. The south entrance to the Canal is in the background.
West Bay in early summer
Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville
Ocean-going ships enter and exit the Bras d'Or Lake system via Great Bras d'Or, spanned by the Seal Island Bridge
Closeup of plaque on Denys' monument.
Passenger steamer on Bras d'Or Lake near New Campbellton, ca 1903.
Monument marking location of Laurence Kavanagh's home, St. Peter's, Nova Scotia
The East Bay Regatta, held the last weekend in July since 1984, features races and other social events. As many as 40 boats participate.

This village is located on a narrow isthmus which separates the southern end of Bras d'Or Lake, known as St. Peter's Inlet, to the north from St. Peter's Bay on the Atlantic Ocean to the south.

- St. Peter's, Nova Scotia

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

- Bras d'Or Lake
Bras d'Or Lake

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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

The French quickly defeated the Scots at Baleine, and established the first European settlements on Île Royale, which is present day Englishtown (1629) and St. Peter's (1630).

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.

St. Peters Canal

Small shipping canal located in eastern Canada on Cape Breton Island.

Small shipping canal located in eastern Canada on Cape Breton Island.

At the St. Peter's Canal lock each lock gate consists of four swinging doors which form a diamond shape when closed. In actual use the pair of doors which form the upstream pointing 'V' are used. No matter which side has the higher water level, either one pair or the other will be appropriate.
Steamer "Marion" Entering the First Locks on St. Peter's Canal, cir.1890
Jerome Point Lighthouse

It crosses an isthmus in the village of St. Peter's, Nova Scotia which connects St. Peters Inlet of Bras d'Or Lake to the north with St. Peters Bay of the Atlantic Ocean to the south.