A Diverse BackgroundWith its sheltered harbour and abundant habitat for a natural food supply, the Yarmouth area was frequented by the native Mi'kmaq before the arrival of European visitors. The area was visited in 1604 by the French explorer Samuel D. Champlain who is credited with naming Cape Forchu. Acadian settlement developed in the 17th century and continues to flourish in Pubnico, Wedgeport and other nearby communities. Settlers from New England began settlements in the 1760s encouraged by offers of land grants. The struggling early settlement was boosted by an influx of Loyalists, including Black Loyalists, from New England by way of Shelburne in 1785.
|Placed By||Yarmouth Waterfront Development Corporation and Others|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 731618 N 4858691|
|Decimal Degrees||43.84498333, -66.11860000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 50.699', W 66° 7.116'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 50' 41.94" N, 66° 7' 6.96" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Yarmouth County Rail Trail, Yarmouth Nova Scotia B5A 1K9, CA|
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