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The Boats of Main-à-Dieu & Area
Main-à-Dieu Fishermen's Museum
Main-à-Dieu , Nova Scotia


   The Boats of Main-à-Dieu
tells the story of a rural
Cape Breton fishing village
and its closest neighbours
(Bateston, Catalone, Little
Lorraine and Baleine).
Visitors to this Community
Memories exhibit will find
that the proud past, hopeful
present and vision for the

future of Main-à-Dieu and its
neighbours are all brought to
life through the imagery and
stories of a unique, yet
distinctly maritime, way of
   Follow a boat from its
building to its blessing.
Listen as generations of
local residents share their

memories of fishing and the
sea. Witness the area’s
transformation through
cultural, economic and
technological developments.
Join these communities as
they look forward to the
creation of a sustainable
future as a “Green Beacon
Coastal Community,” ensuring

there will always be a place
to remember the past.
   This exhibit continues a
major initiative by the Main-
à-Dieu & Area Community
Development Association to
“collect, preserve and share
the stories of five Cape
Breton communities through
four centuries of momentous

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