Canso (HM2K62)

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N 45° 20.122', W 60° 59.762'

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 Important as a centre for the North Atlantic fisheries from
the 16th century, the islands in Canso Harbour offered a
safe haven for fishermen. First frequented by the French
and Basques, the area became the site of an extensive New
England fishing establishment during the first half of the
18th century. Here fishernmen dried their catch before shipment to markets in Europe and the West Indies. Until its
destruction by the French in 1744, Canso was the economic
mainstay of the colony of Nova Seotia and a key centre for
the English cod fishery. The town of Canso continues this
fishing tradition.
Les iles du port de Canso, grand centre de pêche de l'Atlantique nord depuis le XVIe siecle, offraient un havre sur aux
pêcheurs. Cette région, d'abord fréquentée par les Français
et les Basques, devint un site de péche prospère pour la
Nouvelle Angleterre durant la premiere moitié du XVIIe
siècle. Les pêcheurs y séchaient leurs prises avant de les
envoyer en Europe et dans les Antilles. Jusqu'à sa destrue
tion par les Francais en 1744, Canso fut une des bases
economiques de la Nouvelle-Ecosse et, pour les Anglais,

centre de la péche à la morue. La ville de Canso perpérue
imaintenant cette tradition
HM NumberHM2K62
Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 657018 N 5022159
Decimal Degrees45.33536667, -60.99603333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 20.122', W 60° 59.762'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 20' 7.32" N, 60° 59' 45.72" W
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