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Canso Causeway

The Canso Causeway connects Cape Breton Island to the mainland of the province of Nova Scotia. Completed in 1955, the mile long causeway crosses the Strait of Canso. Before the construction of the causeway, Cape Breton was connected to the mainland by ferries for motor vehicles and railway cars.

Canso comes from the Mi'kmaq[?] word "kamsok", which means "opposite the lofty cliffs."



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