The first commercial coal mine in North America started three centuries ago in Port Morien when, in 1720, the French started it to supply Fortress Louisbourg. Nova Scotia has over 300 years of coal mining history.

Here are some of our favourite stories!

Dominion #14 * Dominion #12 * Dominion No 4 * Child Labour * Joggins Colliery * Safety * Bootleggers * Richmond Country * Mabou Mines * Stellar Coal * English Slope * Maccan/Jubilee * The Foster Pit Fire and the Poop Solution * Dominion #7, Glace Bay * Coal Mining in Joggins * Stellarton Surface Mine * Thomas Edison and the Chignecto coal mine * Howe in the Storr Pits * Dominion No. 25 * Steelmaking Coal * Stellarton, Mount William * Westville’s Clay Mine * Dominion * Stellarton’s Storr Pits * Henry Whitney and the Dominion Coal Company * Pottery Mine * New Glasgow, Haliburton Pit * Lighting Strike in Westville * Foord Pit * Hiawatha Coal Mine * Coalburn * Springhill Disasters * St. Rose-Chimney Coalfield * Stellarton, Dorrington Softball Complex * How Does Coal Form? * Drummond Coal Mine * Sydney Coalfield and the Princess Mine * Port Morien, 1720 * Port Hood * General Mining Association * Thorburn Coal Mines * WWII and Nova Scotia Coal * Nova Scotia’s First Railway * The Pictou Coalfield * Samuel Cunard * Stellarton’s Mining Connections * Sydney Mines * Point Aconi * Victoria Mines * Sullivan Creek * New Campbellton * Inverness and Cabot Links * The Ghost Town of Broughton * Tobin Road, Sydney Mines * Flint Island Coal Mine?! * What does Colliery mean? * Cottam Settlement * Allan Mine