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Halifax and Castine / Halifax et Castine

 
 
Halifax and Castine / Halifax et Castine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 24, 2019
1. Halifax and Castine / Halifax et Castine Marker
Inscription.  
English:
In September, 1814, a British military and naval expedition from Halifax, under Lieutenant General Sir John Coape Sherbrooke and Rear Admiral Edward Griffith, occupied the portion of Maine between the Penobscot and St. Croix Rivers. Major General Gérard Gosselin governed that district from Castine, until 26th April, 1815. The Customs duties collected during this period were utilized by Governor Dalhousie for the endowment of the Garrison Library and Dalhousie College.

Français:
En septembre 1814, une expédition navale et militaire britannique partie d'Halifax, sous les ordres du lieutenant-général sir John Coape Sherbrooke et du vice-amiral Edward Griffith occupa la partie du Maine située entre les rivières Penobscot et Sainte-Croix. Le major-général Gérard Gosselin, établi à Castine, gouverna le district jusqu'au 26 avril 1815. Les droits de douanes perçus au cours de cette période furent consacrés par le gouverneur Dalhousie à la fondation de la Garrison Library et du Dalhousie College.
 
Erected 1938 by Historic Sites and
Halifax and Castine / Halifax et Castine Marker<br>(<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 24, 2019
2. Halifax and Castine / Halifax et Castine Marker
(wide view)
Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
 
Location. 44° 38.184′ N, 63° 35.542′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Marker can be reached from University Avenue west of Lemarchant Street when traveling west. Marker is located on the Dalhousie University Campus, in the courtyard on the north side of the University Club building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6259 Alumni Crescent, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3J5, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Henry Chase (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); John William Ritchie (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Lieut. Henry Edward Clonard Keating (approx. one kilometer away); Summer House / Pavillon d'été (approx. one kilometer away); Drinking Fountain / Fontaine d'eau potable (approx. one kilometer away); Unveiling, Jubilee Fountain / Inauguration, Fontaine du Jubilé (approx. one kilometer away); "Hamilton" Flower-bed arrangement (approx. one kilometer away); Public Garden Foundation Fountain (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
 
Also see . . .  Dalhousie University History. During
Halifax and Castine / Halifax et Castine Marker<br>(<i>view looking south to University Club</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 24, 2019
3. Halifax and Castine / Halifax et Castine Marker
(view looking south to University Club)
the War of 1812, Castine, a small port in Maine, was being used as a base by American privateers who harassed ships along the Eastern Seaboard. Britain sent a Royal Navy force from Halifax to capture Castine and turn it into a customs port of entry. When the war ended, the navy returned to Halifax with the money it had collected as customs duties. Lord Dalhousie invested 7,000 pounds of this treasure as an endowment for the college and put aside 3,000 pounds for its construction. The earl modeled the fledgling college after the University of Edinburgh, near his Scottish home. (Submitted on September 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducationWar of 1812
 
Dalhousie University Entrance (<i>near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 24, 2019
4. Dalhousie University Entrance (near marker)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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