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The Hookers of Chéticamp

  At the turn of the last century, families in Chéticamp were large. Livelihood was uncertain—mostly hard won from the sea, the land, and the forest. Life was hardscrabble. So what did the wives and mothers of Chéticamp do to bring in extra pocket money? They became hookers. And over time, the hookers of Chéticamp […]

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Chéticamp and the mi-carêmes

  We are traveling north on Rte. 19 along the fabulous Cabot Trail, which is, after all, why we had come to Cape Breton Island in the first place. After traveling through miles of hayfields and rolling hills, we are suddenly beside the sea. Houses are scattered haphazardly across the dunes. They are tidy little […]

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