Rocky Point in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Atlantic Provinces
The Deportation of the Inhabitants of Île Saint-Jean
La Déportation Des Habitants de L’île Saint-Jean
Undertaken here in 1758, this expulsion was one of the largest and the deadliest of the Acadian deportations that took place between 1755 and 1762. As part of a strategy to dismantle the French colony of Île Saint-Jean during the Seven Years' War, the British forcibly transported more than 3,000 inhabitants to France. Over half died due to shipwreck or disease. Around 1,100 inhabitants evaded deportation, a few going into hiding on the island and many more finding refuge in nearby French territory. Today, Prince Edward Island's Acadian culture and French language testify to the resolve of all Acadians who settled here after the war.
L'une des plus massives et la plus meurtrière des déportations acadiennes (1755-1762) a lieu ici en 1758, durant la guerre de Sept Ans. Pour démanteler la colonie française de l'île Saint-Jean, les Britanniques exilent en France audelà de 3 000 habitants, dont plus de la moitié meurent à la suite de maladies ou de naufrages. Quelque 1 100 habitants échappent à al déportation, certains se cachant dans l'île, la plupart se réfugiant ailleurs
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and Parks Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada et Parcs Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian • Wars, Non-US. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1758.
Location. 46° 11.723′ N, 63° 8.149′ W. Marker is in Rocky Point, Prince Edward Island, in Queens County. Marker can be reached from Haché Gallant Drive, 1.2 kilometers east of Prince Edward Island Route 19, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located near the walkway, in front of the visitor center, in Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 191 Haché Gallant Drive, Rocky Point PE C0A 1H2, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Port-la-Joye – Fort Amherst (here, next to this marker); Michel Haché-Gallant et Anne Cormier (a few steps from this marker); Place Yourself in History / Situez-vous dans l’histoire The Mi'kmaq / Les Mi'kmaq (within shouting distance of this marker); Port of Entry / Port d’entrée (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The British Period / La période britannique (about 150 meters away); A Great Survey / Un Arpentage de Taille (about 180 meters away); The Grand Dérangement (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocky Point.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site
Also see . . . Expulsion of the Acadians (Wikipedia). The Expulsion of the Acadians, also known as Le Grand Dérangement, was the forced removal by the British of the Acadian people from the present day Canadian Maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and northern Maine. It occurred during the French and Indian War (the North American theatre of the Seven Years' War) and was part of the British military campaign against New France. The British first deported Acadians to the Thirteen Colonies, and after 1758, transported additional Acadians to Britain and France. (Submitted on September 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.