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Rocky Point in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Port-la-Joye – Fort Amherst

 
 
Port-La-Joye - Fort Amherst Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 18, 2019
1. Port-La-Joye - Fort Amherst Marker
Inscription.  
English:
From 1720 to 1768 this site was an important colonial base, first for France and later Great Britain. One of the first permanent French settlements on the island, Port-la-Joye served as the seat of colonial government for Île Saint-Jean and as a port of entry for newcomers. It was also a place where the Mi’kmaq and the French annually renewed their close relationship and military alliance. It was from this site, surrendered to Great Britain in 1758 and renamed Fort Amherst, that the British organized the forcible removal of over 3,000 of the island’s inhabitants in one of the most tragic of all the Acadian deportations.

Français:
De 1720 à 1768, ce site abrite un important centre colonial, d'abord pour la France, puis pour la Grande-Bretagne. Un des premiers établissements permanents de français de la région, Port-la-Joye devient le siège du gouvernement de la colonie de l'île Saint-Jean et un port d'entrée pour les nouveaux arrivants. Mi'kmaq et les français s’y rencontrent annuellement pur cimenter leur relation et renouveler leur alliance militaire. Cédé à la Grande-Bretagne en
Port-La-Joye - Fort Amherst Marker<br>(<i>marker on right • Park & Visitor Center in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 18, 2019
2. Port-La-Joye - Fort Amherst Marker
(marker on right • Park & Visitor Center in background)
1758 et renommé fort Amherst, ce lieu sert de base aux Britanniques pour organiser l'expulsion des habitants de l'île, l'une des plus tragiques de toutes les déportations acadiennes.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and Parks Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada et Parcs Canada.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
 
Location. 46° 11.723′ N, 63° 8.148′ 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, Prince Edward Island C0A 1H2, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Deportation of the Inhabitants of Île Saint-Jean (here, next to this marker); The Grand Dérangement (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Survey of Prince Edward Island / Arpentage de Ľîle-du-Prince-Édouard (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Sherman M4A2 Medium Battle Tank
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(approx. 3.9 kilometers away); Dundas Terrace (approx. 3.9 kilometers away); Sir Louis Henry Davis (approx. 4 kilometers away); Peake House (approx. 4.1 kilometers away); Carvell Building (approx. 4.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocky Point.
 
Also see . . .  Port-la-Joye – Fort Amherst: A Colonial Outpost in an Island Setting. From 1720 to 1768 the site served first the French and then the British as the Island’s seat of government and port of entry. Port-la-Joye was also an important French colonial outpost, a place where French leaders met regularly with their Mi’kmaw counterparts to renew alliances, and overall a significant site of conflict in the struggle between France and Britain for control of North America. (Submitted on September 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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