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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IO5_lighthouse-point_Louisbourg-Nova-Scotia.html
English: During the 1745 and 1758 sieges the attackers built artillery batteries on Lighthouse Point to silence the Island Battery. This would have allowed warships to enter the harbour for a combined land and sea assault on the town. The besieg…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IMB_louisbourg-harbour_Louisbourg-Nova-Scotia.html
English: 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 Louisbo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IL8_first-lighthouse_Louisbourg-Nova-Scotia.html
English: Here are the ruins of Louisbourg's first light, the earliest to be erected in Canada and the second in North America. Lit in 1734, it was badly damaged in a fire two years later, then quickly repaired. The replacement lantern was desig…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IKU_french-garrison-at-louisbourg_Louisbourg-Nova-Scotia.html
English: This tablet commemorated the valour and endurance displayed against overwhelming odds, by the French forces, who, in 1745 and again in 1758, garrisoned the defensive batteries on the Island opposite the entrance to the harbour of Louis…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IKT_first-lighthouse-tower_Louisbourg-Nova-Scotia.html
English: On this site was erected by France, in 1731, the first Lighthouse Tower, constructed of fireproof materials, in North America. Near here the British erected batteries to silence the defensive works erected by France. In 1745, these b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IKS_19th-century-lighthouse_Louisbourg-Nova-Scotia.html
English: During the first half of the 19th century maritime officials took steps to reduce the many navigational risks and shipwrecks along the eastern seaboard of Canada. One of the new lighthouses put up was at Louisbourg, in 1842. It was a t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IK5_kennelly-point_Louisbourg-Nova-Scotia.html
English: This point of land is named after Capt. D.J. Kennelly (ca. 1831-1907), who had a house near here during the late 19th century. An Irish-born industrialist who came to Cape Breton during the 1870s, Kennelly was captivated by Louisbourg a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IK4_the-lobster-fishery_Louisbourg-Nova-Scotia.html
English: Between 15 May and 15 July the ocean in front of you is dotted with the buoys of the lobster fishery. The Mi'kmaq as well as the French and the English ate lobster and other shellfish during the 18th Century. During the 1754 siege of Lou…
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