Photo Gallery of Mac Donald House Museum
Photo Gallery of Lake Ainslie
MacDonald House Museum
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
A history of Lake Ainslie written by historian Jim St. Clair.
For many hundreds of years, the large fresh water lake in the middle of the southwestern part of Cape Breton Island knew the comings and goings of the First Nations people. They fished on the lake itself and in the many streams which flow into the lake from the surrounding hills. They speared eels where the waters of the lake emptied out into a river which flowed north and then west to the ocean. Continued here