BERYL MARKHAM 75th ANNIVERSARY POSTER 11x17 is available at the Fortressview Restaurant or The Best of Cape Breton Giftshop in Sydney for $10.00 or email Gary LeDrew + 5.00 S&H

Lonely Sea & Sky

Lonely Sea & Sjky

Ethel Joyce Sword Fishing boat

My father fished with Uncle Al Bussey . His father died when he was 12 and his mother brought him and his twin brother Bert to live with her brother Al in Big Lorraine. Sword fishing was a big part of their life in the 30's. A swordfish brought a big payday. Dad told me about one trip where they thought they were being followed by a huge whale but realized later that they were being shadowed by a submarine. After the war when we lived on the lighthouse. On a nice Sunday afternoon Everett Bussey would row the dory over to the lighthouse and row us back to Big Lorraine for Sunday dinner.

Fog Lifting Fortress fishermen

fog Lifting

Foggy Morning Main a Dieu

Bluenose Comes to Town

Zion Church - Louisbourg

Zion Church

Miss Baleine

Miss Balien


Lighthouse Keeper
My father Harold LeDrew was assistant keeper to Wilfred Covey 1945-47

Lighthouse Shadows

Lighthouse Shadows