John Cabot
Giovanni Caboto

June 1497

The first official English voyage of exploration in the Western Ocean



Photographs of
Monument

Aspy Bay
Victoria County
Nova Scotia


GPS location:   46°56'31"N   60°27'45"W




Also see:   Transtlantic Telegraph historic site 1856 Aspy Bay





Cabot Landing Park sign
This sign marks the entrance.
Photographed on 24 June 2003


Cabot Landing Park
Photographed on 24 June 2003


Cabot Landing Park at dawn
Photographed at dawn on 3 September 2003


John Cabot monument
Photographed in 1999 by Mr. W.J. Phillips


Plaque: John Cabot 1497
Photographed on 24 June 2003




Plaques: English, French, Italian
Photographed on 24 June 2003


Plaque: John Cabot 1497
Photographed on 24 June 2003


Plaque: John Cabot 1497
Photographed on 24 June 2003


Sunrise at Aspy Bay
Sunrise at Aspy Bay
Photographed at 6:24am on 3 September 2003




Auxiliary monument
Photographed on 24 June 2003


Auxiliary monument
"...this port..." refers to Bristol, England
Photographed at dawn on 3 September 2003
John Cabot plaque by the Public Monument and Sculpture Association
    http://pmsa.courtauld.ac.uk/pmsa/bl/br128.htm


Auxiliary monument
Photographed on 24 June 2003


24 June 1958
The Commanding Officer of RCAF Station Sydney, F/L GW Young, COpsO and F/O KM Morgan, CAdO, accompanied G/C NW Timmerman, CO of Station Chatham, who was representing the AOC, together with a party of 29 airmen, today attended the unveiling of the John Cabot Memorial at Cape North. The Memorial, which had been erected by the Cape Breton Historical Society, was unveiled by the Honourable Stephen Pyke, Provincial Minister of Labour and the occasion was marked by full participation by all branches of the Armed Forces. A fly-past by three Neptune aircraft was arranged by MACHQ and three Navy ships were standing off shore throughout the ceremonies.
Source: http://www.pinetreeline.org/other/other42/other42q.html




Links to Relevant Websites

The Cabot Dilemma: John Cabot's 1497 Voyage & the Limits of Historiography
    http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/journals/EH/EH33/croxto33.html


John Cabot article in the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica
    http://37.1911encyclopedia.org/C/CA/CABOT_JOHN.htm


John Cabot, the Discoverer of North America... an 1896 book now online
    http://www.canadiana.org/cgi-bin/ECO/mtq?doc=05393


Cape Breton Landfall Argument
    http://www.heritage.nf.ca/exploration/bretonfall.html


Patent Granted by King Henry VII to John Cabot and his Sons, March 1496
    http://www.heritage.nf.ca/exploration/1496patent.html


John and Sebastian Cabot by the National Maritime Museum
    http://www.nmm.ac.uk/site/request/setTemplate:singlecontent/
        contentTypeA/conWebDoc/contentId/135/navId/00500300f005


The John Day letter
    http://www.heritage.nf.ca/exploration/johnday.html


Matthew of Bristol
    http://www.matthew.co.uk/history/jcabot.html


John Cabot
    http://www.win.tue.nl/~engels/discovery/cabot.html


Who was John Cabot?
    http://www.italian-american.com/cab1.htm


The Matthew Legacy
    http://janus.northatlantic.nf.ca/~ea972579/cabot.html


Nova Scotia Trail commemorative plaque, Bristol, England
by the Public Monument and Sculpture Association
    http://pmsa.courtauld.ac.uk/pmsa/bl/br251.htm
THIS TRAIL,
OFFICIALLY OPENED OCTOBER
15, 1932, BY THE PREMIER
OF NOVA SCOTIA,
IS NAMED IN HONOUR OF
JOHN CABOT
WHO LANDED AT
CAPE NORTH,
JUN 24, 1497
(signature)
PREMIER
(signature)
MINISTER
OF HIGHWAYS
In 1932, the Premier was Gordon S. Harrington,
and the Minister of Highways was Percy C. Black.





Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    /remem/plaques.html



Transtlantic Telegraph historic site 1856 Transtlantic Telegraph historic site 1856 Aspy Bay
    /victco/cabotcablem.html


St. Margarets Village war memorial St. Margarets Village war memorial St. Margarets Village
    /victco/stmargvillm.html


South Harbour war memorial South Harbour war memorial South Harbour
    /victco/southhbrm.html


Neils Harbour war memorial Neils Harbour war memorial Neils Harbour
    /victco/neilshbrm.html


Ingonish war memorial Ingonish war memorial Ingonish
    /victco/noringonishm.html


Indian Brook war memorial Indian Brook war memorial Indian Brook
    /victco/indianbrook.html


North River war memorial North River war memorial North River
    /victco/northriver.html


Port Dauphin Naval Base monument, 1713-1719 Port Dauphin Naval Base monument, 1713-1719 Englishtown
    /victco/portdauphin.html


Englishtown war memorial Englishtown war memorial Englishtown
    /victco/englishtownm.html


Middle River war memorial Middle River war memorial Middle River
    /victco/middlerivr.html


Belle Cote war memorial Belle Cote war memorial Belle Cote
    /inverco/bellecote.html


Cheticamp war memorial Cheticamp war memorial Cheticamp
    /inverco/chetcmpwar.html


French Mountain war memorial French Mountain war memorial French Mountain
    /inverco/frenchmtn.html


Inverness coal miners memorial Inverness coal miners monument Inverness
    /inverco/invminemem.html


Whycocomagh war memorial Whycocomagh war memorial Whycocomagh
    /inverco/whycocom.html


Bell National Historic Park A.G. Bell National Historic Park Baddeck
    /victco/bellhistpark.html


Bell, Baldwin, McCurdy Three plaques: Bell, Baldwin, McCurdy Baddeck
    /victco/bellmusbbm.html


Baddeck: First Aeroplane Flight monument First Aeroplane Flight monument Baddeck
    /victco/baddckcrth.html


Captain James Cook monument Halifax
    /hfxrm/cookjmon.html


Rawding Captains monument Rawding Captains Monument Clementsport
    /annapco/rawdingm.html


Donald McKay memorial Donald McKay memorial Jordan Falls
    /shelbco/dmckay.html



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First uploaded to Internet:   2002 November 13
New photographs installed:   2003 September 08