The new virtual reality experience at the Fortress of Louisbourg
National Historic Site will help preserve Canadian history while showcasing the regions vibrant culture and reinforcing Cape Bretons reputation as an exciting must-visit tourism destination.
This paper will introduce a case study that focuses on burial context and demonstrates how elements of bioarchaeological recovery can provide key information that helps direct research questions when working with complex and multi-layered assemblages such as that at the Fortress of Louisbourg
. During the eighteenth century, Louisbourg was a diverse and expansive French colonial site in Atlantic Canada with a population of different origins and experiences which culminated in shared cemetery spaces (Johnston 2013).
Amphibious operations were instrumental in British successes in the colonies during the Seven Years' War (such as the seizure of the fortress of Louisbourg
in 1758) in terms of transport, supporting firepower and in cutting off opponents from supplies.
If you're planning to visit the Fortress of Louisbourg
, prepare yourself!
At the same time, the Kirkes set sail for Quebec and James Stewart, Lord Ochiltree and 60 more Scottish settlers came ashore on Cape Breton Island to build Fort Rosmar on the site of what would become the fortress of Louisbourg
1745 -- The French fortress of Louisbourg
, Nova Scotia, surrenders to American colonial troops, easing the danger of French raids on New England coastal towns.
It was taken at a major reenactment at the Fortress of Louisbourg
NS in July 1999.
The next day we went on to Fortress of Louisbourg
. Though historical forts are not my favorite thing, I was soon won over by the wonderful reenactment players who are scattered around the huge, eighteenth-century French outpost that is really called a town.
Multimedia Review of Fortress of Louisbourg
[CD-ROM], produced by Fitzgerald Studio, Sydney, N.S, 1995 in Canadian Historical Review, 77(3) (September 1996), 466-67.
Like so many other megaprojects, Fortress of Louisbourg
had some serious deficiencies.
In this paper I analyze the relationship between the Fortress of Louisbourg
National Historic Site, managed by Parks Canada, and the Town of Louisbourg as they share the Harbour of Louisbourg.
The French at the fortress of Louisbourg
, Nova Scotia, surrendered to the British under Adm.