Cape North is the northern promontory on Cape Breton Island. Its bald, rocky headland rises abruptly from the shoreline to heights of over 300 m. Nearby Sugarloaf Mountain is one of the sites claimed to have been John Cabot's landfall in 1497. The currents around the cape are generally directed out of the Gulf of St Lawrence as part of the Cape Breton Current. However, violent local storms with sustained easterly winds can create opposing flow near the coast and strong current rips. Cape North has long been an important centre for communications. The first undersea telegraph cable from Newfoundland came ashore here in 1856 and was used until 1867, when it was replaced by the North Sydney-Placentia line.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Smith, P.c.. "Cape North". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 19 January 2017, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/cape-north. Accessed 22 February 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Smith, P., Cape North (2017). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/cape-north
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Smith, P.c., "Cape North". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 06, 2006; last modified January 19, 2017. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/cape-north
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- P.c. Smith, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Cape North", last modified January 19, 2017, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/cape-north
|Article by||P.c. Smith|
|Published Online||February 6, 2006|
|Last Edited||October 17, 2014|
Cape North is the northern promontory on Cape Breton Island.