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History of Louisbourg, Île Royale, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Louisbourg, Île Royale, Nova Scotia, Canada

Fortified town on Île Royale (present-day Cape Breton Island) begun in 1719, finished in 1745.

By the Treaty of Utrecht (1713), the French surrendered Nova Scotia (Acadia) to England but retained Isle Royale (Cape Breton Island) and Isle St. Jean (Prince Edward Island). To protect these islands as well as the fisheries and the approaches to the St. Lawrence River, France constructed the Fortress of Louisbourg. The walls of Louisbourg also protected a town (consequently, "fortress" rather than "fort"), and its location on a fine harbor made it one of the chief ports of North America.

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After a short seige, the English captured the fort on June 16, 1745. It was returned to French control after the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in October 1748.

Another seige in 1758 that ended on July 26 meant the end of French control of Acadian lands. In addition to deporting the French and Acadians on Île Royale, the English took the opportunity to finish the 1755 deportations to send the Ile St. Jean Acadians to France.
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There is MUCH more to discover about Louisbourg, Île Royale, Nova Scotia, Canada. Read on!
  • In 1719 work began on Fortress Louisbourg to protect France's interests. It was to become one of the busiest ports on the Atlantic coast.

    www.cbc.ca/ acadian/ timeline.html

  • By 1740, the population of Louisbourg was close to 4,000.
    With warehouses being built up, the town became the hub of a large triangular trade that connected the St. Lawrence Valley with the West Indies. Most ...Read MORE...


  • In 1745 Louisbourg fell to British forces from New England.
    An expedition organized by Massachusetts Governor William Shirley besieged and ultimately captured the French fortress of Louisbourg, on Cape Breton...Read MORE...


  • The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle returned Louisbourg to the French in 1748

    www.cbc.ca/ acadian/ timeline.html

  • Louisbourg, Île Royale, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Louisbourg Harbor (1850)
    Artwork
  • Louisbourg, Île Royale, Nova Scotia, Canada
    www.freeusandworldmaps.com
    Map
  • 1873
    LOUISBURG, once an important seaport of Cape Breton, N.S., on the S.E. shore of the Island, 27 miles S.E. of Sydney. The French erected a fortress...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Louisbourg
    Louisburg, loo’is-burg, a seaport of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, on the S.E. shore of the island, 30 miles by rail S.E. of Sydney. The French erected a ...Read MORE...


  • Louisbourg, Île Royale, Nova Scotia, Canada
    1898
    Artwork
  • Louisbourg, Île Royale, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Fortress of Louisbourg
    Postcard
  • 1901 - Church of Stella Maris established at Louisbourg

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Louisbourg, Île Royale, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Church of Stella Maris
    7564 Main St., Louisbourg, NOVA SCOTIA
    Established 1901
    Source: Google maps
    Photograph
  • 1916
    Loin sbu rg, loo'is-burg, an outport of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, on the SE. shore of the island, 39 miles SE. of Sydney, on the Sydney and Louisburg ...Read MORE...


  • Louisbourg, Île Royale, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Fortress of Louisbourg
    Postcard


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Louisbourg, Île Royale, Nova Scotia, Canada


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Louisbourg Harbor (1850)
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Louisbourg, Île Royale, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Louisbourg, Île Royale, Nova Scotia, Canada
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1898
Artwork

Louisbourg, Île Royale, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Fortress of Louisbourg
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Louisbourg, Île Royale, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Church of Stella Maris
7564 Main St., Louisbourg, NOVA SCOTIA
Established 1901
Source: Google maps
Photograph

Louisbourg, Île Royale, Nova Scotia, Canada
Pinterest
Fortress of Louisbourg
Postcard
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  • In 1719 work began on Fortress Louisbourg to protect France's interests. It was to become one of the busiest ports on the Atlantic coast.

    www.cbc.ca/ acadian/ timeline.html
  • By 1740, the population of Louisbourg was close to 4,000.
    With warehouses being built up, the town became the hub of a large triangular trade that connected the St. Lawrence Valley with the West Indies. Most ... Read MORE...

  • In 1745 Louisbourg fell to British forces from New England.
    An expedition organized by Massachusetts Governor William Shirley besieged and ultimately captured the French fortress of Louisbourg, on Cape Breton... Read MORE...

  • The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle returned Louisbourg to the French in 1748

    www.cbc.ca/ acadian/ timeline.html
  • 1759 - Seige of Louisbourg



    Situated on Cape Breton Island, the fortress town of Louisbourg had been captured from the French by American colonial forces in 1745 during the War of the Austrian... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    LOUISBURG, once an important seaport of Cape Breton, N.S., on the S.E. shore of the Island, 27 miles S.E. of Sydney. The French erected a fortress... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Louisbourg
    Louisburg, loo’is-burg, a seaport of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, on the S.E. shore of the island, 30 miles by rail S.E. of Sydney. The French erected a ... Read MORE...

  • 1901 - Church of Stella Maris established at Louisbourg

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1916
    Loin sbu rg, loo'is-burg, an outport of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, on the SE. shore of the island, 39 miles SE. of Sydney, on the Sydney and Louisburg ... Read MORE...

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