100 Years of Coal Mining in the Harbour Seam, Sydney Mines

CIM Bulletin, 1968

W. E. MacDONALD, Staff Engineer, Dominion Coal Company, Sydney, N.S. (now with Cape Breton Development Corporation)

This paper relates the story of 100 years of mining in the Harbour Seam at the Princess Colliery, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. Several interesting anecdotes are included along with the discussion of the evolution of coal mining methods in the area. Finally, some of the recently introduced equipment at Princess Colliery is described, and prospects for the future of the industry are outlined.
Keywords: Coal, Duncan Royal Commission Carroll, Princess Colliery, Steel & Coal Corporation, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Mine, Mines, mining, Nova Scotia, Operation, Pits, Reports