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Annapolis Royal in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Sieur de Monts

 
 
Sieur de Monts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
1. Sieur de Monts Marker
Inscription.
To the illustrious memory of Lieut. Gen’l Timothé Pierre du Guast,
Sieur de Monts,
the pioneer of civilization in North America, who discovered and explored the adjacent river, A.D. 1604, and founded on its banks the first settlement of Europeans north of the Gulf of Mexico.
The government of Canada reverently dedicates this monument within sight of that settlement, A.D, 1904.

 
Erected 1904 by Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada.
 
Location. 44° 44.545′ N, 65° 31.16′ W. Marker is in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, in Annapolis County. Marker can be reached from St. George Street just from St. Anthony Street, on the left. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Queen’s Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); William Wolseley (within shouting distance of this marker); Port-Royal (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Stone of 1606 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Black Hole (about
Sieur de Monts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
2. Sieur de Monts Marker
90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Flag Bastion (about 90 meters away); Daniel Auger de Subercase (about 120 meters away); Captures of Port Royal (about 120 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Annapolis Royal.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of Fort Anne National Historic Site.
 
Also see . . .  Pierre du Gua de Monts - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Despite the tremendous contribution made by this far-seeing and broadminded individual to the development of Canada, he has seldom been accorded his rightful place in accounts of its history. Here is the man who made possible so much of what Champlain accomplished. (Submitted on November 1, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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<i>Entrance to Old Fort, Annapolis Royal, N.S.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
3. Entrance to Old Fort, Annapolis Royal, N.S.
The Sieur de Monts Monument is visible here just outside the entrance to Fort Anne, as shown here on this historical postcard.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3. submitted on . • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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