The escape of the Acadians from fort Lawrence

July 23rd 1755, Charles Lawrence, governor of Nova Scotia, secretly sent a message to all the military posts in the Province that it had been decided to do away with the Acadians by embarking them in vessels and sending them abroad, mainly on the coast of New England. A couple of weeks later, all the men … Continue reading

The Beaubassin/Fort Lawrence region before 1755

A traveller in the Beaubassin/Fort Lawrence region would find it difficult to imagine that this region was the theatre of events that left their mark in the annals of Canada, or indeed of the entire northeastern part of North America,in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. However, this is where the fate of the Acadians and … Continue reading