The Causeway is, in fact, a voyage of the heart for many, and the mere sight of it can cause even the strongest man to weep, and the weakest and battered woman to regain her faith in life. It is where the heart makes its decision to survive, to forgive, to move on or, inevitably in spirit or in body, to come home.
Erin Moore, former resident of Cape Breton
From its hilarious opening passage by Mary Morrison (BetteMacDonald to its poignant farewell by
The Canso Causeway has played a significant
role in Hoggs’ life. At the jammed book launch at Port Hawkesbury’s Creamery, the New Brunswick-born author
told how she had moved 20 times in her first 21 years, and then crossed the Canso Causeway into
In compiling the collection of tales,
Hogg discovered she was not alone in her longing absence. Her call for stories for this book brought responses from
Musician Adam Cooke, performing at the
book launch, shared with the crowd his own experience, standing on the Canso Causeway at midnight, 1999-2000, accompanied
by a single friend, waving flags from Nova Scotia and Canada.
In the 118-page When Canada Joined Cape Breton, there are photographs of individuals and moments and memories that make the
book a valuable part of any Cape Breton library, and as the massive plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary this
year (August 7th-14th) unfold from the planning headquarters at the Creamery,