to the Sydney Steel Plant Museum Website. Here you will find
a wealth of information, videos, pictures, poems, songs and
literature on the history of the Sydney Steel Plant. Steel
making was an integral part of Cape Breton history for over
a century. Although the steel plant at Sydney is no longer
in operation its' impact on the community lives on through
the diverse cultures that populate the Island and the stories
and songs that tell of the lives of steelworkers.
Join us on a journey
that will take you through the steel making process
while exploring the cultural heritage of Cape Breton.
This website was established by the Steel Plant Museum
order to share the extensive collection of stories,
pictures, artifacts and information on our rich history.
Soon we will be adding a database to the site
where you can search for information on relatives
and friends who were employed at the plant from its
birth in 1901 to its closure in 2000.
We are in the planning stages of creating a museum
that will host the numerous artifacts, pictures and
documents. We are very excited withwhat we have to offer
the public and education sector. Please take time to
explore our website and continue to check back for new
articles and pictures.
The Steel Workers Monument that was located
outside the former Local 1064 Union Hall has
been moved to Harbourside Commercial Park.
Take a walk back in time and feel the heat of the open
hearth furnaces, read of our wartime contributions and
see the faces that helped build a proud community in
We have an extensive collection of pictures of the Steel
Plant, workers, and the historic Cape Breton area.
| Visit our gallery...you
may see a face you know!
Our goal is to provide resources to
educators. Please visit our section under education
to get resources
you can use in the classroom.
We are looking forward to providing the community and education
sector a wealth of information on our proud heritage.