National Geographic : 1940 May
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Melville Bell Grosvenor RAINBOW DINGHIES SCUD AWAY FROM THE STARTING LINE IN A RACE ACROSS BADDECK BAY From ice here, in the winter of 1909, an airplane built by Alexander Graham Bell's Aerial Experiment Association and piloted byJohn A.D. McCurdy took off on the first flight in the British Empire. On the low point of Beinn Bhreagh (Gaelic for "beautiful mountain") inthe background stands the house where Dr. Bell passed many summers in study and experimentation. Ideal for sailing and yachting are the waters ofCape Breton's almost tideless, salt Bras d'Or Lakes. The lighthouse marks the entrance to Baddeck Harbour.