Phare Cap-Forchu / Cape Forchu Lightstation

Phare Cap-Forchu / Cape Forchu Lightstation (HM20ZP)

Location: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4A7 Yarmouth County
Country: Canada
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N 43° 47.676', W 66° 9.291'

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Lorsque Samuel de Champlain visita la région en 1604, il la nomma Cap-Fourchu. Un an plus tard, Champlain s'installa à Port-Royal ou, La Cadie, un nom dérivé du nom « L'Arcadie » qu'un explorateur italien aviat donné à la région un siècle plus tôt. On appela donc les premiers pionniers français des « Acadiens ».
Remarquez les quatre drapeaux qui flottent fièrement : canadien, américain, néo-écossais et acadien. Le bleu du drapeau acadien représente la mer et le ciel; le blanc la pureté de l'esprit; et le rouge évoque les batailles et le courage des ancêtres acadiens. L'étoile dorée symbolise la Vierge Marie, la patronne des Acadiens qui guide par sa lumière.
Les Acadiens sont une partie importante de la population de la région. Explorez les côtes acadiennes de chaque côté de la ville de Yarmouth pour découvrir le patrimoine et vivre une expérience culturelle vibrante.
Saviez-vous ?
La langue acadienne remonte au parler oral de la France du 17e siècle. Encore aujourd'hui on y entend des expressions originales. Par exemple, pour le numéro 70, on dira « septante » plutót que soixante-dix. Un « mousse » est un jeune garçon, et « bucher » signifie appeler quelqu'un à haute voix. L'influence de la langue acadienne se retrouve aussi chez les Cadiens de la Louisiane.
Pour plus de
renseignements sur l'Excursion interprétive des côtes acadiennes consultez www.CotesacadiennesetYarmouth.com
The Beacon to Canada
When Samuel de Champlain was exploring here in 1604, he named this point Cap Forchu, meaning "forked cape." A year later, he settled in Port Royal or La Cadie, derived from "L'Arcadie" (as named by Italian explorer Giovanni de Verrazzano a century earlier). Hence, the early French settlers were called "Acadian."
You'll notice four flags flying proudly: Canadian, American, Nova Scotian and Acadian. In the Acadian flag, blue represents the sea and sky; white, purity of spirit; and red is a reminder of past battles and the courage of Acadian ancestors. The gold star represents the Virgin Mary, their patron saint, and also stands for a guiding light.
Acadians are a significant part of the population in this region. Explore the Acadian Shores on both sides of Yarmouth to experience a vibrant history and culture!
Do you know?
The original Acadian language was the French spoken in 17th century France. Today, many original words are still in use. For example, the number 70 is "septante" rather than modern day "soixante-dix." The word "mousse" refers to a boy; "bucher" means to yell or to shout. The influence of the Acadian language is even felt by Cajuns in Louisiana!
For more information on the Acadian Shores Interpretive
Tour consult www.YarmouthandAcadianShores.com
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HM NumberHM20ZP
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Date Added Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 728896 N 4852994
Decimal Degrees43.79460000, -66.15485000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 47.676', W 66° 9.291'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 47' 40.56" N, 66° 9' 17.46" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7830 Hwy 304, Yarmouth Nova Scotia B5A 4A7, CA
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