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Markham, Beryl

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  • 26-Oct-1902 to 3-Aug-1986

Mrs. Beryl Markham was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1936 in her Vega Gull, The Messenger. She was forced to make an early landing at Baleine, Cape Breton, due to bad weather. Her destination was New York, which she made after staying in Louisbourg for a weekend.

S.S. Marion

The steamship Marion provided service from Sydney to towns and villages throughout the Island as well as to some destinations on the mainland. It operated for 40 years before it was destroyed by fire in 1922.