2010 Tour of New England and the Maritimes travel blog

Winnie at Alexander Graham Bell Historical Site

Bell Hydrofoil

Baddeck Harbor

We rolled out of Cape Breton on Saturday and headed for Prince Edward Island to visit the glass shop to get Winnie’s windshield replaced. Since it’s such a long trip, we decided to make it two days instead of one. Along the way we stopped in Baddeck, NS which was the summer home of Alexander Graham Bell. There is a Canadian National Historic site commemorating the works of Mr. Bell. It was very interesting and we learned a lot about him and his wife Mabel. He started out following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps with an interest in speech and teaching deaf children to speak. While teaching in Boston he conducted the experiments that led to his invention of the telephone. He also conducted experiments with air planes and hydrofoils (set a world marine speed record in 1919) in the early days of flight. The museum has a lot of his tools and inventions. It was built on the grounds of the Bell summer home “Beinn Bhreagh” that overlooks Baddeck Bay on the Bras d’Or Lake.

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