I previously mentioned that after returning Louisbourg to the French at the end of hostilities in 1746, the British military established a fort and town about 250 miles to the southwest at present-day Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1749, the British government sent a governor to the new stronghold at Halifax, Gov. Edward Cornwallis, along with … Continue reading

New Scotland

Sunday morning, we drove east from the campground, through Charlottetown to the Wood Islands ferry terminal, then took the 75-minute ferry across the Northumberland Strait to Nova Scotia. Landing at Caribou, we rounded a barrier island that was covered with seabirds. Nova Scotia was originally discovered in 1497 by an Italian adventurer (turned English) with … Continue reading