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Louisbourg in Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Wolfe’s Landing

Le débarquement de Wolfe

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 3, 2014
1. Wolfe’s Landing Marker
Inscription. English:
Here, 8th June, 1758, the men of Brigadier General James Wolfe’s brigade, after having been repulsed with heavy loss by the French troops entrenched westward made their gallant and successful landing.

Thus began the operation which ended on 26th July by the capitulation of Louisbourg.

French:
Le 8 juin 1758, les soldats de la brigade du Général James Wolfe, après avoir été repoussés avec grandes pertes par les français retranchés à l’ouest assurèrent par leur audace leur descente en cet endroit.

Ce fut le début de la campagne qui devait se terminer par la capitulation de Louisbourg, 29 juillet.

This site donated by Daniel Archibald MacInnis

 
Erected 1956 by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
 
Location. 45° 52.725′ N, 60° 3.27′ W. Marker is in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, in Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Marker can be reached from Kennington Cove Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 2L2, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Siege Landing (about 180 meters
Wolfe’s Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 3, 2014
2. Wolfe’s Landing Marker
away, measured in a direct line); Canada’s First Observatory (approx. 5.5 kilometers away); Fizel House (approx. 5.6 kilometers away); Slavery / Freedom (approx. 5.6 kilometers away); Marie Marguerite Rose (approx. 5.6 kilometers away); Fortress of Louisbourg (approx. 6.4 kilometers away); The Lobster Fishery (approx. 7.6 kilometers away); 19th-Century Lighthouse (approx. 8.1 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Louisbourg.
 
More about this marker. Kennington Cove is locate about 5 km south west of Fortress Louisbourg on Kennington Cove Road. The marker can be located by taking a poorly marked trail to the left of the parking lot, across a small bridge and around the point.
 
Also see . . .  Siege of Louisbourg (1758) - Wikpedia. French defenses were initially successful and after heavy losses, Wolfe ordered a retreat. However, at the last minute, a boatload of light infantry in Wolfe's division (i.e., members of Rogers Rangers) found a rocky inlet protected
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 3, 2014
3. Wolfe’s Landing Marker
from French fire and secured a beach head. Wolfe redirected the rest of his division to follow.
(Submitted on December 28, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
Wolfe at Louisbourg, 1758 image. Click for full size.
By C.W. Jefferys
4. Wolfe at Louisbourg, 1758
From a colour drawing by C. W. Jefferys
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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