Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site...
Alexander Graham Bell. Exhibits show how he and his associates achieved Canada’s first powered flight with their airplane Silver Dart, produced the world’s fastest boat, advanced recording technology, designed giant kites and, of course, invented the telephone. Original artifacts, films, and family photographs highlight his scientific and humanitarian work. Visitors can also enjoy hands-on activities and a variety of programs. Situated on 10 hectares of land with a superb view of the Bras d’Or Lake in Baddeck on Cape Breton Island, the site overlooks Bell’s summer home, Beinn Bhreagh, still privately owned by his descendants.
And taking in some of the exhibits on the way to the presentation...
inventions Bell worked on!
Curtiss 1-Cylinder Engine
Purchased by Bell for propeller efficiency tests, 1906.
Kirkham 6-Cylinder Engine
Water-cooled automobile engine purchased by the Canadian Aerodrome Company for use on the Baddecks I and II, the first Canadian-built aircraft.
(that's where we sat for the presentaton)
We spent Monday, our last day here, taking care of some odds and ends. We researched campgrounds on Prince Edward Island, picked one and booked it. Then I did some research on car rental agencies.
Steve finished up pictures for the next blog, so I uploaded them to Blogger. I ended up pulling out our old laptop so that I could work on the blog update while Steve got started on another batch of picture editing.
We enjoyed our last happy hour outside in the late afternoon sunshine...and then Steve grilled steak for dinner.