Stella Maris – Roman Catholic Church – by William & Helen O’Shea

Introduction Twenty-five years ago the Roman Catholic community in Louisbourg celebrated the completion of its newest church. Bishop William E. Power blessed Stella Maris on January 28, 1968. The event was a new beginning for the community. It was also another phase in the over two hundred and fifty years of Roman Catholic history in... 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 →

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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