Sydney Harbour's Contribution to Atlantic Canada's Coastal Defence: An Introduction
Publication
The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Apr 1991, p. 23-30
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Tennyson, Brian Douglas
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The strategic importance of Sydney harbour was recognized from the earliest days of Euro- pean exploration of the region because of its strategic position with respect both to the im- mensely rich cod fishery and the seaborne entrance to Canada, as well as its proximity to coal seams. Except for the serious drawback of being icebound in winter, Sydney harbour is almost ideally situated for the defence of ocean trade routes and important coastal waters and is in fact better located than Halifax to serve as a base for the defence of Canadian trade, being closer to the important routes which pass through the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Date of Publication
Apr 1991
Date Of Event
1768 - 1956
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English
Geographic Coverage
  • Nova Scotia, Canada
    Latitude: 46.216666 Longitude: -60.233333
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Canadian Nautical Research Society
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Sydney Harbour's Contribution to Atlantic Canada's Coastal Defence: An Introduction


The strategic importance of Sydney harbour was recognized from the earliest days of Euro- pean exploration of the region because of its strategic position with respect both to the im- mensely rich cod fishery and the seaborne entrance to Canada, as well as its proximity to coal seams. Except for the serious drawback of being icebound in winter, Sydney harbour is almost ideally situated for the defence of ocean trade routes and important coastal waters and is in fact better located than Halifax to serve as a base for the defence of Canadian trade, being closer to the important routes which pass through the Gulf of St. Lawrence.