Men of the Deeps  LbNA # 14870

Placed DateApr 27 2005
CountyNova Scotia, CAN
LocationGlace Bay, NVA
Found By BibliochickEH
Last Found Aug 13 2005
Hike Distance?

Degree of Difficulty – easy.
Distance – 100 yds.
Est. Time – 15 minutes.
Terrain – grass, muddy in springtime.
Accessibility – Yes, but avoid the mud!

*** 2 May 10 *** The box was found today still in great shape by the Box Hunters from CB!!!****

** 24 Apr 07 - the box is alive and well as of 23 Apr 07! Many thanks to Meg from CBU who made several trips to recover this box!***

The Men of the Deeps is a choir of working and retired coal miners from the island of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Canada. Organized in 1966 as part of Cape Breton’s contribution to Canada’s Centennial Year (1967), the group’s inception was an effort by the people of Cape Breton to preserve in song some of the rich folklore of that island’s coal mining communities. Perhaps their greatest fame was achieved when they collaborated with Cape Breton’s famous songstress Rita MacNeil on her hauntingly beautiful “Working Man” song. This letterbox is a small token to commemorate them, and miners everywhere.

To find the Men of the Deeps, first travel to Glace Bay. Hwy 4 from Sydney travels into downtown. When you reach the end, you’ll see the signs for the Colliery Route and the Miner’s Museum. Follow the signs to the south approximately .8km (.5 Mi) Turn into the Miner’s Museum parking lot. After reading the interpretive signs at the museum and along the silent machinery, pass ol’ number 33 and follow the road east for a bit. You’ll soon come to the row of cars that carried the Men of the Deeps into the mines. Look for Number 6. The Men of the Deeps are securely stored behind the rear wheel of the truck closest to the road.

After finding and securing the box, take the time to visit the Miner’s Museum and perhaps stop in to the Miner’s Restaurant for a tasty meal and cup of coffee in an authentic miner’s village building.

This box is an orphan, so please, if it needs maintenance, let me know.

Have fun, eh?