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Sep 9, 2017 - Fortress of Louisbourg

Today I took a day-trip to the Fortress of Louisbourg which is about 60 km from here & one of the places near the top of my list for several reasons because it ties together other places I’ve seen. I also learned the difference between a fort & a fortress – the fortifications of a fortress enclose a town, those of a fort don’t. The story of the original fortress is fascinating but I was also impressed with the story of its reconstruction, but more of that later. In 1713, after they had to leave their colonies in Newfoundland & mainland Nova...

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Jun 29, 2015 - Louisbourg, Nova Scotia

After a good surf just south down the coast, we stopped in at the Fortress of Louisbourg to take in the rich history and explore the incredibly restored National Historic site and the many buildings that make up the Fortress of Louisbourg. Some fresh baked rye bread from the traditional bakery, and sunny skies made for a wonderful day spent touring the grounds.

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Aug 18, 2009 - Louisbourg

Woke up to beautiful sunny day, drove to the Fortress ticket building where you board busses to make short trip out on the point where you step back in time to 1744 and enter the Fortress which is the largest reconstructed 18th century town in North America. They did a great job and everybody there is in the dress of the time. The bread served in the Inn’s is made in the bakery on site that use wood burning ovens. The people that work there speak English and French because a lot of tourists come from Quebec because it was a French fort....

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Sep 5, 2008 - Day 94 to 96

Day 94, Sept 2, Today’s Plan; Ferry to Nova Scotia. Today we have a leisurely start. We check out just before 11:00 and wander down to the ferry slip. We already know that the 11:00 ferry we were going to get is now the 13:00 ferry. We buy our tickets and are informed the ferry may be ‘quite late.’ Oh? ‘We don’t know how late, sir.’ At least it’s not raining. The guy in the ‘assembly area’, make that ‘parking lot’ for the ferry, says 1600 or 1700 or well, who knows. We can leave and return later, if we wish. We have nowhere to go, so we...

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