The Development of Whitney Pier / L'essor De Whitney Pier

The Development of Whitney Pier / L'essor De Whitney Pier (HM2KOF)

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N 46° 9.703', W 60° 11.214'

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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, thousands of immigrants came to Cape Breton from Europe, the West Indies, the United States, and elsewhere to work in iron and steel production. Many settled in Whitney Pier, which became one of the most ethnically diverse neighbourhoods in the Maritimes. There, overlooking the steel plant, the labourers shared a working-class identity that motivated them to form unions, bridge ethnocultural differences, and forge a sense of community. They founded numerous institutions, ranging from benevolent societies to houses of worship, theatrical groups and sporting clubs, many of which continue.

Au tournant du XXe siècle, des milliers d'immigrants venus notamment d'Europe, des Antilles et des États-Unis arrivent au Cap-Breton pour travailler dans l'industrie sidérurgique. Bon nombre s'installent à Whitney Pier qui devient l'un des quartiers les plus multiethniques des Maritimes. Établis près de l'aciérie, ces travailleurs ont en commun une identité ouvrière qui les motive à former des syndicats, à surmonter les différences ethnoculturelles

et à forger un esprit de communauté. Ils fondent de multiples institutions (sociétés de bienfaisance, lieux de culte, troupes de théâtre et clubs sportifs) dont plusieurs perdurent.
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Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and Parks Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada et Parcs Canada
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Date Added Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at 11:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 717185 N 5115862
Decimal Degrees46.16171667, -60.18690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 9.703', W 60° 11.214'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 9' 42.18" N, 60° 11' 12.84" W
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