“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Annapolis Royal in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic

The Flag Bastion

Le bastion de l’étendard

The Flag Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
1. The Flag Bastion Marker
Captions (English / French): (top) A detail of the Fort Anne Heritage Tapestry depicting the 1726 treaty ratification. / Détail de la tapisserie historique du Fort-Anne montrant la ratification d’un traité en 1726.; (bottom panel) The French Ministry of the Marine was responsible for France’s colonies. While France held the fort, the white flag of the Ministry of the Marine flew here. / À cette époque, les colonies français relèvent du ministère français de la Marine. Ainsi, lorsque la France est en possession du fort, le ministère de la Marine y hisse son drapeau blanc.
Inscription. English
You are standing on the west bastion which, in the 1700s, was the principal bastion. This being the closest bastion to the river, a flag was flown here to show approaching vessels who controlled the stronghold.

Important ceremonies took place here. In 1726, the British Crown and chiefs of the Mi’kmaw, Maliseet and Abenaki nations ratified a treaty during a trilingual ceremony. Also in 1726, some Acadians of the Annapolis Royal area swore a conditional oath of allegiance to the British Crown at this bastion.

Vous êtes maintenant sur le bastion ouest qui, au cours de années 1700, est le bastion principal. Puisqu’il est tout près de la rivière, c’est ici que flotte un drapeau pour indiquer aux navires qui approchent l’identité du pays qui occupe cette place forte.

Des cérémonies importantes ont lieu ici. En 1726, la Couronne britannique et les chefs des nations mi’kmaq, malecite et abenaqui ratifient un traité lors d’une cérémonie qui se déroule en trois langues. C’est également en 1726 que certain Acadiens de la région d’Annapolis Royal y prêtent un serment d’allégeance conditionnelle à la Couronne britannique.
Erected by Parks Canada.
Location. 44° 44.498′ N,
The Flag Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
2. The Flag Bastion Marker
65° 31.181′ 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 when traveling west. 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. The Black Hole (a few steps from this marker); Samuel Vetch (within shouting distance of this marker); Port-Royal (within shouting distance of this marker); Queen’s Wharf (within shouting distance of this marker); Sieur de Monts (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Jean Paul Mascarene (about 90 meters away); Fort Anne, a Bastioned Fort (about 90 meters away); Captures of Port Royal (about 90 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.
Categories. Forts, Castles
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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