Here are the places we travelled during this blog
Beach combing in Maskells Harbour
Lovely rolling hills in Maskells Harbour. Tug'n,
Encore & Wings in background
- Silver Dart - the first controlled powered flight in Canada
- HD-4 - the hydrofoil that broke a marine speed record
- experiments in sheep breeding
- experiments with kite flying
- world recognized work in the field of deaf education, Both his mother and wife were deaf, profoundly influencing his life’s work.
- Bell’s most famous patient was Helen Keller, who came to him as a young child unable to see, hear or speak. She credits Bell with turning her darkness into light
- Bell strongly believed that with resources and effort, they could teach the deaf to speak and avoid the use of sign language, thus enabling their integration within the wider society from which many were excluded
- Alex and Mabel Bell’s own grandchildren did not know their grandmother was deaf until after she had died. They all assumed a family practice of taping the table when one was to speak was normal. That tapping action allowed Mabel Bell to know who to watch so she could lip read what they were saying.
- National Geographic Society - while Bell was not one of the 33 founders, he had a strong influence on the magazine while serving as its second president from January 7, 1898 to 1903
In Baddeck at Alexander Graham Bell National Historic
Site Museum. Fran & a working model of Bell's
Silver Dart aircraft
Model of Bell's HD-4 Hydrofoil
Fran meeting up with Mabel and Alec Bell
The Bell Estate on Beinn Bhreag
One of many lovely homes in Baddeck
Sculptured gypsum rock in Island Point Harbour
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