Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Port Royal, Nova Scotia, October 20015

 The French constructed a "Habitation" at the mouth of the Annapolis Basin in 1605. The fort was mainly used as a trading post for pelts with the local Mi'kmaq people. The fort was raided and destroyed by English raiders from Virginia in October 1613. The 30 or so French settlers were not at the Fort when the raiders came and there was  no loss of life. The fort was, however, destroyed. The settlers were supported through the winter by the Mi'kmaq people. The settlement was subsequently established at the current site of Annapolis Royal.

In the early 1940s, Parks Canada built a replica of the Habitation -- the first reconstruction undertaken by Parks Canada.



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Looking to the Annapolis river

Looking to the Annapolis river and Bay of Fundy

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