Louisbourg Harbour

Louisbourg Harbour (HM1IMB)

Location: Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1P4 Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Country: Canada

N 45° 54.398', W 59° 57.466'

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Le port de Louisbourg

Louisbourg's destiny has been largely shaped by its harbour. Well-protected, relatively deep and close to the fishing banks, it was the harbour that attracted the French to settle here in the 1700s. In the 19th century ice-free Louisbourg became the winter export port for Cape Breton coal. Today, there are several fish plants in the town, and the harbour is home to both an offshore and an inshore fishery.
An important part of the story of Louisbourg harbour, and of the successful navigation of this coast, is its lighthouses. Beside the current light, on the top of the hill, are the ruins of two previous lighthouses. One of these was Canada's first, built by the French and lit in 1734.

La destinée de Louisbourg a été en bonne partie façonnée par son port. C'est en effet ce havre bien protégé, relativement profond et proche des bancs de pêche qui a incité les Français à s'établir à Louisbourg au XVIIIᵉ siècle. Au siècle suivant, ce port libre de glaces devint durant l'hiver le pointe d'embarquement du charbon du Cap-Breton destiné à l'exportation. De nos jours, Louisbourg est le siège de plusieurs usines de traitement du poisson et le port d'attache de flottes de pêche côtière et hauturière.
Les phares
Les phares ont joué un rôle important dans l'histoire du port de Louisbourg et dans la sécurité de la navigation le long de la côte de la région. Outre le phare actuel, la colline porte les ruines de deux anciens phares, dont le premier construit au Canada, érigé par les Français et mit en service en 1734.
Placed ByParks Canada
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Date Added Thursday, January 1st, 2015 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)21T E 270591 N 5087928
Decimal Degrees45.90663333, -59.95776667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 54.398', W 59° 57.466'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 54' 23.88" N, 59° 57' 27.96" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 555-573 Havenside Rd, Louisbourg Nova Scotia B1C 1P4, CA
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