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 →

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 →

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