Port Morien is a beautiful fishing village in south eastern Cape Breton. The name was incorporated in 1895. Previously, it was called Cowbay. Coal Mining was prominent from 1859 to 1912. From 2005 to the present, Morien has received a complete makeover, thanks to the efforts of the Port Morien Development Association. The most important commercial building in the community now is the Royal Canadian Legion. It houses the first computer site in a Legion in Canada. Its activities include Bingo on Mondays, an annual dinner theatre, darts, Celtic Colours and other venues.
The village of Port Morien lays claim to two important events, the establishment of the first coal workings in North America, 1720, supplying coal to Louisbourg and the first Boy Scout Troop in North America.
This summer (2015), Port Morien is holding a huge homecoming between July 26 and August 5. For information visit our website at www.morienmemories.com