Donations of $100 and above will recieve complimentary Steven Rude print. Artwork will be shipped to the billing address supplied unless otherwise specified. Please allow two weeks for delivery.
“I remember talking to a woman whose father was an operator at the Commercial Cable Building, and saying that they
sometimes used leftover spools of tickertape (from messages) to start their fires in the kitchen stove. I thought I have to do a painting of this building; such a remarkable history. It was painted in watercolor on location from the front seat of a GMC pick-up truck. It took about 2 weeks to complete it."
Commercial Cable Rehabilitation Society is raising approximately $2.5 million in a public and private-sector campaign to realize the dream of preservation of local heritage and a piece of global history, a more vibrant local economy with opportunities for people to have sustainable livelihoods, especially youth, and a renewed association with the marine ecology.
Please support this important project today!
If you have a personal connection with Hazel Hill, other trans-Atlantic cable communities, or think the project should be supported, we encourage you to get involved. For a donation in one of the following categories we would be pleased to add you or your company’s name to our virtual registry of project supporters.
Canso to the Azores - $100
The Azores to Waterville - $250
Canso to Waterville - $500
Join our Virtual Wall of Commercial Cable Families - $250
Was your family linked to the Commercial Cable Company? Would you like to have this legacy recognized? For a $250 donation we would be pleased to post a photo of the CCC family member and a short biography describing their service with the company.
Every $100 Donation Receives Steven Rhude Print
The original painting by Steven Rhude was purchased by Ophthalmologist, Dr John Hamilton of Antigonish. Dr Hamilton had prints made of the painting and donated them to CCRS. In return for your donation of $100 you will receive one of these prints.
Artist Steven Rhude studied fine arts at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. After spending some time abroad he moved with his wife Simone to Fox Island Main, Guysborough County. While there he developed the realistic and colorful style he is known for today. His work reflects his passion for themes which evoke the culture of coastal communities in Atlantic Canada, their social conditions and iconic character.