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    • Aerial View of Victory Heights

    • Aerial View of Victory Heights
    • This aerial view includes the Victory Heights that were built in the mid 1940s to house the shipyard workers.
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    • Sutherland Memorial Hospital

    • Sutherland Memorial Hospital
    • The cornerstone for the Sutherland Memorial Hospital was laid during Pictou's Natal Day celebrations on August 31st, 1927, at the Beeches Road site of the fomer Marine Hospital.
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    • Yorston and Meyer Slip Track

    • Yorston and Meyer Slip Track
    • The Yorston and Meyer slip track being built in 1895. This track would be towed out and sunk and would be used for the slip to be run on. In the background Hooper's farm and the Marine Hospital can be seen.
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    • Ship at the Rail Yard

    • Ship at the Rail Yard
    • Three masted ship at the rail yard with Intercolonial Railway trains nearby ready for the transfer of goods.
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    • Traders Procession 1895

    • Traders Procession 1895
    • The 1895 Traders Procession makes its way along Water Street. Horse drawn parade floats represented the town's various businesses ; note the large scissors on a tailor's float near the rear of the procession.
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    • Train at CNR Station

    • Train at CNR Station
    • Confident workers in front of the train at the CNR station in the late 1800s.
    • Pictou Historical Photograph Society Collection
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    • The Stanley 1905

    • The Stanley 1905
    • The icebreaker Stanley was stuck in ice for 66 days in 1905.
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    • Pictou Harbour

    • Pictou Harbour
    • View of Pictou from the harbour.
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    • Barrys Falls

    • Barrys Falls
    • Ladies dressed in their Sunday best stroll over the bridge at Barrys Falls.
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    • Chapel Street

    • Chapel Street
    • Chapel Street runs up the hill in this 1905 photo taken from the Customs House tower facing northeast. The street was so named because the first Roman Catholic Church, St. Patricks, later known as St. George's, was on Chapel Street.
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    • Water Street

    • Water Street
    • Gas pumps located on Water Street just beyond the Old Post Office.
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    • William Black Henderson

    • William Black Henderson
    • William Black Henderson, 1860, a master shipbuilder who had his own wharf, employed 63 men, and stated he "even hired Catholics".
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    • Old Post Office

    • Old Post Office
    • The old Post Office was built in 1895.
    • Pictou Historical Photograph Society Collection
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    • Old Post Office

    • Old Post Office
    • Elderly man crosses Water Street in front of the old Post Office.
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    • Prince Street

    • Prince Street
    • Looking up Prince Street.
    • Pictou Historical Photograph Society Collection
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    • Quebec Hotel on Coleraine Street 1872

    • Quebec Hotel on Coleraine Street 1872
    • An early Pictou landmark, the Quebec Hotel on Coleraine Street burned in 1872. Note the stone building on the left which dates back to about 1820 and is of the Scottish crofter style. It is constructed of sandstone reputed to have come from the...
    • Pictou Historical Photograph Society Collection
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    • Royal Oak Hotel on Coleraine Street 1872

    • Royal Oak Hotel on Coleraine Street 1872
    • The Royal Oak Hotel once occupied the corner of Coleraine Street, across Water Street from the Hamilton Bakery, but it burned in a spectacular 1872 fire. John James Audubon, famous naturalist and artist stayed here while visiting Pictou in 1833....
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    • Jimmie Campbell and Tom Scott

    • Jimmie Campbell and Tom Scott
    • In 1923 Jimmie Campbell of Pictou and Capt. Tom Scott of Canso decided to sail their sixteen foot sloop rigged craft from Pictou to Panama.
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