Place:Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada

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NameBaddeck
TypeCommunity
Coordinates46.1°N 60.75°W
Located inNova Scotia, Canada
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Baddeck (; 2011 population: 769) is a Canadian village in Victoria County, Nova Scotia.

It is the county's shire town and is situated on the northern shore of Bras d'Or Lake on Cape Breton Island. According to some historians the name Baddeck is derived from the Mi'kmaq term "Abadak" which has been translated as "place with an island near" (in reference to Kidston Island, immediately offshore).

Today, Baddeck functions as a service centre for the sparsely populated county and hosts a well-equipped volunteer fire department, a consolidated school serving grades Primary-12, as well as a public library, provincial government offices, a hospital, a branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and a nursing home.

History

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Baddeck has a history stretching back to early Mi'kmaq, French and British settlements. The village was incorporated in 1908. Baddeck was home to Alexander Graham Bell and was witness to the first flight in the commonwealth by Bell's Silver Dart in 1909.

Historic dates

  • 1851 - Established as shire town of Victoria County
  • 1908 - Village is incorporated
  • 23 February 1909 - The first flight in the Commonwealth as the Silver Dart takes off from the frozen Baddeck Bay
  • 9 September 1919 - The HD-4 sets a world marine speed record of 114 km/h (70.86 mph) on the Bras d'Or Lakes

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