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Port Felix in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
 

Captain Savalette

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, August 25, 2019
1. Captain Savalette Marker
Inscription.  Every summer for more than 40 years, beginning in 1565, this Basque fisherman from Saint-Jean-de-Euz sailed to Eskikewa'kik, a district of Mi’kma’ki within the traditional territory of the Mi'kmaq. Here, his crew caught codfish, which they cleaned, salted and dried on shore. At the end of the fishing season, captains like Savalette often met and traded with Mi'kmaw men who lived with their families along the coast in order to harvest the rich bounty of land and sea. While on his annual voyage to this area, in 1607, Savalette was sought out and met by Samuel de Champlain and Mare Lescarbot as they sailed from Port Royal to Canso.

A partir de 1565, chaque été pendant plus de 40 ans, ce pêcheur basque de Saint-Jean de-Luz se rend à Eskikewa’kik, un district de Mi’kma'ki du territoire traditionnel des Mi'kmaq Son équipage y pêche la morue qui est par la suite nettoyée, salée et séchée la rive. Après la saison de pêche, les capitaines comme Savalette commercent avec des hommes mikmaw qui sont installes pres du littoral avec leurs familles pour cueillir les richesses de la terre et de la mer. En 1607
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By Steve Stoessel
2. Captain Savalette Marker
au cours de son séjour annuel ici, Samuel de Champlain et Marc Lescarbot viennent à sa rencontre alors qu'ils naviguaient de Port Royal à Canso
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & CommerceNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
 
Location. 45° 14.961′ N, 61° 13.066′ W. Marker is in Port Felix, Nova Scotia, in Guysborough County. Marker is at the intersection of Marine Drive (Nova Scotia Route 316) and Port Felix Loop, on the left when traveling west on Marine Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Felix, Nova Scotia B0H 1T0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Place Savalette (here, next to this marker); Folklore & Trivia (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Port Felix (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Yankee Cove (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); The Canal (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); Whitehead (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); #5 Radar Unit R.C.A.F Station (approx. 4.8 kilometers away); We Will Remember/Nous Nous Souviendrons (approx. 4.8 kilometers away).
 
Captain Savalette Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
3. Captain Savalette Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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