Near Louisbourg in Cape Breton Region, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
La pointe du phare
During the 1745 and 1758 sieges the attackers built artillery batteries on Lighthouse Point to silence the Island Battery. This would have allowed warships to enter the harbour for a combined land and sea assault on the town. The besiegers landed cannon for the batteries at Gunlanding Cove, a kilometer to the left. The French abandoned a defensive battery built here in 1757 several days after the British landing at Kennington Cove on 8 June 1758.
Au cours des sièges de 1745 et de 1758, les attaquants érigèrent des batteries d’artillerie sur la pointe du phare, pour neutraliser la batterie de l’Isle et aider la flotte de guerre à pénétrer dans le port, permettant ainsi l’attaque de la ville à la fois par la mer et par la terre. Les assiégeants débarquèrent un canon destiné à cette batterie à l’anse Gunlanding, située à un kilomètre sur la gauche. Les Français abandonnèrent une batterie de défense, construite ice en 1757, plusieurs jours après le débarquement des Britanniques à l’anse Kennington, le 8 juin 1758.
Erected by Parks Canada.
Topics and series. War, French and Indian • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Acadian History, and the Lighthouses series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is June 8, 1758.
Location. 45° 54.392′ N, 59° 57.452′ W. Marker is near Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, in Cape Breton Region. Marker is on Havenside Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 573 Havenside Road, Louisbourg NS B1C 1P4, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Louisbourg Harbour (a few steps from this marker); Kennelly Point (within shouting distance of this marker); First Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); French Garrison at Louisbourg (within shouting distance of this marker); First Lighthouse Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th-Century Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lobster Fishery (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Fortress of Louisbourg (approx. 2.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisbourg.
More about this marker. This marker is located near the parking lot at the end of Havenside Road.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on November 26, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.