Day 225 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: North Sydney and Westmount, Cape Breton

Loaders move around coal, knocking the pile down lower after many Sydney residents complained about clouds of coal dust blowing through their neighborhood.

loaders moving coal in sydney

Workers chat about the suspicious photographer photographing from outside the fence.

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Ferries dock in North Sydney, destined for Newfoundland.

NFL ferry docked in north sydney

North Sydney Boardwalk

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Workers Repair the Atlantic Vision Ferry

feery worker

Practice, practice, the North Sydney Fire and Rescue take the boat out for the first time this year.

north sydney fire rescue

Young kids get a lesson in sailing in North Sydney.

sailing school in north sydney

Cooked Lobster are raised out of a piping hot boiler and are dumped into a sink of cold water.

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Fishermen on the way home after a day of hard work.

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Everywhere you look in Cape Breton you’ll find someone drinking Tim Horton’s coffee.


The North Sydney wharf was a centre of activity tonight with everyone getting ready for Friday’s opening date for lobster season.

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Two women sit and watch the sailing school kids go round and round practicing their sailing skills.


Young love forever (or until they cut down that tree).


Walking With the Kids

mom with family

Kids double one another around town.





1 Response to “Day 225 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: North Sydney and Westmount, Cape Breton”

  1. 1 3limes
    May 14, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Still loving the photos and still checking in everyday. Has become part of my internet routine. I especially love your portraits. As a photographer, I know that it is quite a special skill to get people to be themselves and not pose. Also loving Nova Scotia! Can tell you do to,

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