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Aug 17, 2010 - Louisbourg, Nova Scotia

We are on the return trip now and are almost back to the States. We stopped to tour the Fortress of Louisbourg which is a very interesting, historically accurate reconstruction of the original fortress from the 1700s. There are lots of reenactors from soldiers to townspeople. It helped to hear the timeline of how this fortress fit in with the British - French history which led up to the French and Indian War. While in Louisbourg,(the town, our RV park was right on the water. At the dock was an old 3 masted schooner with a crew who had...

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Aug 5, 2010 - Fortress of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia

The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia is a reconstruction of an 18th-century fortified French colonial town. Only 20% of the large town has been reconstructed. Louisbourg was first inhabited by the French in 1713 and changed hands a few times between the French and the English until 1760 when the English destroyed the town’s fortifications. Tracks had a guide give us the background on the town and show us the general layout before we wandered through the town. Several of the houses and stores had...

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Aug 25, 2006 - To Louisbourg, NS

Doyles, NL to Ferry - 24 miles - August 25, 2006 Ferrys seem to come early. We had to leave at 5 am so the Tail Gunner was banging tires at 4 am. When I went out to pull our electric cord at 4:45 I found most rigs were already in line. I pulled the levers to start retracting the jacks and began the jeep hook-up. When I started the MH the jacks hadn't retracted. By the time I recycled and got them up in the dark everyone but the TG had left the park (by 4:55). Everyone now asks if times are "Caravan Time" or clock time. No problems...

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Aug 23, 2006 - Baddeck to Louisbourg, NS

Another pretty drive from Baddeck to Louisbourg, NS along the shore of Lake Bras d'Or (Arm of Gold), an immense fresh water lake in the middle of Cape Breton. We found a gem of an RV Park in downtown Louisbourg sponsored by the local merchants. We had a site right by the harbor with no one to block our view. We met some interesting Newfoundlanders who were sailing a boat (about a 30 footer) back to Maine for the owner who lived in New York. It was bigger than the boat Cabot sailed on to cross the Atlantic. They left on Friday. On the other...

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Aug 19, 2006 - Day 48 Louisbourg

Day 48 - Louisbourg, Nova Scotia Today we were off to see the Fortress of Louisbourg which was started by the French in 1720. By 1740 there was a civil population of 2500, plus 700 at the garrison. In the succeeding years the fort was occupied by the French, British, back to French and finally taken by the British in 1758 and sent the French back home. In 1760 the British blew up the huge fortification and withdrew in 1768. Canada made it a National Historic site in 1928 and started reconstructing about 1/5 of the original buildings. People...

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Jul 27, 2006 - Fort of Louisbourg, Cap Breton, Nova Scotia

We didn't want to leave Cap Breton without visiting the reconstructed Fort of Louisbourg, as it was highly rated in our Michelin guide. So we drove considerably out of our way to get to Louisbourg. We went to a performance of music and comedy in the local theatre the night before visiting the Fort. It had been built in the style of the Shakespearean rose theatre of London by ...... Disney studios! Apparently some years ago Disney used the reconstructed Fort of Lousibourg as the location for a film called Sqanto and needed a theatre, so...

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