Monday, 7 August 2017

Canso Marina

August 4th Canso Marina

We had a great sail, taking  Andrews Island to starboard and entered the Strait of Canso, landing at the marina. Canso is a small town with history dating back to the 1800s with

the French and  English fighting for possession and control of the fishing industry.

We visited the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre about the local history of the nearby Grassy Island fishing and merchant village. It is a Canadian historic site. As we walked about town,

we were admiring the ghost in the window of a 205-year-old home owned by the Hart family, but now a summer home. The neighbours are caretakers of the house. When Margaret , the neighbour, saw us gawking she stopped to talk to us and obliged us with a tour.It was an interesting place,three stories  high and about 4000 ft.² with an assortment of antiques dating back to 1800s. Thanks to the great people of Canso for sharing their local knowledge and time with us and lending us a vehicle to get groceries!

No comments:

Post a Comment