Port Morien Authors

Port Morien Authors

There are more authors per capita in Port Morien than in any other community in Cape Breton.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the titles listed below, please click on the name of the book.


Eleanor Anderson is a native of Homeville.

Thomas Bray (1932- ), retired educator living in Port Morien.

  • Port Morien Come Home Week Booklet, 1970 (Edited)
  • District 16 Cape Breton Centennial Booklet, 1979 (Edited)
  • Donkin-Morien High School Anniversary Reunion Souvenir Booklet, 1990 (edited)
  • Our Cape Breton Lobster – Famous the World Over, 1996
  • Growing Up in a Cape Breton Fishing, 2004
  • Humor and Local Characters In A Cape Breton Fishing Village, 2005
  • A Cape Breton Fishing Village Famous For Its Lobsters, Parties and Celebrations, 2006
  • H. Hopkins Ltd. 67 Years in the Fish Business, 2007
  • Humor in the Classroom, 2008

Lesley Crewe

C. Bruce Fergusson was the Nova Scotia Archivist and adjunct Professor of History at Dalhousie. a native of Port Morien, he was formerly a Rhodes Scholar.

  • Uniacke’s Sketches of Cape Breton, (Edited), 1958
  • Art in Nova Scotia, 1962

Donald Fergusson, a native of Port Morien, was Professor of Sociology at St. Mary’s University, Halifax.

  • The Hebredean Collection, 1974

Norman Fergusson, a native of Port Morien, was for several years President of the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union.

  • A History of the N.S. Teachers’ Union, 1996

Barry Giovannetti, has written a number of poems to honour the memories that he has of Morien’s past.  To read them, please click here.

Ken MacDonald (1954- ), is an educator living in Port Morien.

  • A History of St. Mary’s and St. Gregory’s, 1989
  • Louisbourg, An 18th Century Town, (MacDonald et. al), 1991
  • Port Morien: Pages of the Past, UCCB Press, 1995.
  • Memories Etched in Gold: Gowrie School, 1950-2000 (Edited)
  • Bountiful Harvest: Fifty Years of the Port Morien Community Fair, (with text written by Ken MacDonald), 1996

Jacklynn MacKenzie

  • Reminiscences, 2000
  • All That is Dear to my Heart

Very Reverend Angus MacQueen (1915- ) has had a distinguished career as a cleric. He has been moderator of the United Church and Chancellor of Mount Allison University.

  • Superman is an Idiot (Sermons), Lancelot Press, 1976
  • Memory is My Diary (autobiography in two volumes) Lancelot Press, 1992

Leah Matheson (Frances) was a housewife and poet who wrote very touching poetry about Port Morien under the pen name Frances.

Read ‘Memories of Morien’ online

Clifford Orr (1915-1997), native of Port Morien, resident of Toronto.

  • Where Morien Meets the Sea. (Memoirs), 1996 (Available from Peach Tree Press)
  • From Morien Bay to the Humber River (poetry), 1993

Earle Peach (1915-1995), was a former educator from Homeville who worked in Quebec.

  • Memories of the Cape Breton Childhood, Nimbus, 1990

LeRoy Peach (1933- ), former educator; owner, Peach Tree Press, Port Morien. Phone (902) 737-5983.

  • Heartreign: (poetry) Lancelot Press, 1981
  • Pilgrims on This Shore: A History of the Anglican Church in Southeastern Cape Breton, Peach Tree Press, 1991
  • Cape Breton, My Cape Breton (poetry) Peach Tree Press, 1992
  • Lost Village: With a Biography of the Author, Dr. W.W. Patton, Peach Tree Press, 1995
  • Inlets of the Heart (poetry), UCCB Press, 1998
  • An Island in My Heart (newspaper columns), Peach Tree Press, 1999.
  • Memories Etched in Gold: Gowrie School, 1950-2000, (Edited)

Click here to read a selection of LeRoy’s poetry online.

LeRoy is also a proud contributor to the Cape Breton Post.  Click here to read his articles.

Lana Penny

  • Numerous articles for “The Cape Bretoner”
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