Annapolis Royal in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
Adjutant-General of the force under Colonel Francis Nicholson which captured Port Royal, Capital of Acadia, in 1710.
First Governor and Commander-in-Chief. A notable figure in colonial history. An able soldier and administrator.
With imperial vision he strove to extend the realm of Britain beyond the seas.
Adjudant-Général des troupes qui, sous le commandement du Colonel Francis Nicholson, capturèrent Port-Royal, Capitale de l’Acadie, en 1710.
Premier gouverneur et commandant en chef. Personnage remarquable de l’histoire coloniale. Soldat distingue et administrateur habile.
Esprit clairvoyant, ils s’efforça d’étendre le domaine britannique au delà des mers.
Erected 1928 by Historic Sites & Monuments Board of Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1710.
Location. 44° 44.484′ N, 65° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 St George Street, Annapolis Royal NS B0S, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Flag Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Black Hole (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Use of Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Fort / Le fort Charles (within shouting distance of this marker); Port-Royal (within shouting distance of this marker); Jean Paul Mascarene (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Acadian Dykeland (about 90 meters away); Queen’s Wharf (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis Royal.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of Fort Anne National Historic Site.
Also see . . . Samuel Vetch - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Samuel Vetch was one of the few prescient Britons of his time to catch a vision of the imperial future and draw colonists and crown together in plans of action which could command the support of both. He clearly outlined the new resources of forests and furs that would provide commercial opportunities for Britain in Canada. (Submitted on November 2, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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