“Rescued by Gallant Fishermen…” (Heritage Notes No. 3) by Jean Kyte

This Louisbourg Heritage Notes, was written by Jean Kyte and edited by William O'Shea. It was published by the Louisbourg Heritage Society in January 1993. “I couldn’t believe we were 25 or 30 minutes”, was the comment Ed Levy afterwards, in describing the rescue of the crew of the United States sub chaser SC-709 which... Continue Reading →

The Town of Louisbourg in 1901 (Heritage Notes No. 2) – by William A. O’Shea

Published in July of 1991 by the Louisbourg Heritage Society. No.2 in the Heritage Notes series. "In 1901 the mood in the newly incorporated Town of Louisbourg was optimistic. The population stood at 1046. Six years earlier, in 1895, the Dominion Coal Company the Sydney and Louisbourg Railway line. In the town the company constructed... Continue Reading →

Louisbourg Lighthouses – by Bill O’Shea

This piece is part of the Heritage Notes series which covered local history topics and was published by the Louisbourg Heritage Society. Previous pieces about the history of Louisbourg's lighthouses were published by Bill O'Shea in the 1990's. This piece was published on August 13th, 2005. Download a free digital copy of this 8 page... Continue Reading →

What is the O’Shea Archives?

The O'Shea Archives is the home for the historical writing and research of Canadian historian, writer and researcher, William A. O'Shea (Bill O'Shea). This is a new digital collection of many years of historical writing. Over the coming weeks and months this site will be populated with a great deal of historical information about the... Continue Reading →

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