Naval Encounter at Tatamagouche
(15th June, 1745)
In this harbour Capt. David Donahew of New England with three armed vessels surprised Lieut. Paul Marin's allied force en route from Annapolis Royal to Louisbourg. He drove them ashore, disheartened the Canadian Indians and prevented the French and Micmacs from reaching Louisbourg before its fall.
Dans ce port, le capitaine David Donahew, de la Nouvelle Angleterre, avec trois vaisseaux armés, surprit les forces alliées du lieutenant Paul Marin en route d'Annapolis Royal à Louisbourg. Il les forca à atterrir, découragea les Indiens du Canada et empêcha les Français et les Micmacs d'arriver à Louisbourg avant sa chute.
Erected 1939 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Location. 45° 42.782′ N, 63° 17.7′ W. Marker is in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, in Colchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Nova Scotia Route 6) and Church Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Monument is on the grounds of the Tatamagouche Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 170 Main Street, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia B0K 1V0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War Memorial St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (approx. 9.9 kilometers away); Duncan MacLanders and Johanne Faulkner (approx. 10 kilometers away); Local Granite Stone (approx. 10.8 kilometers away); Turbines: From Direct to Indirect Power Production (approx. 10.9 kilometers away); Sutherland Sawmill Turbine (approx. 10.9 kilometers away); Balmoral Grist Mill (approx. 10.9 kilometers away); a different marker also named War Memorial (approx. 17.5 kilometers away).
Also see . . .
1. A Naval Engagement At Tatamagouche N S June 1745 e-book (Frank Patterson). (Submitted on September 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. A History of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia: Chapter III, The French at Tatamagouche. (Submitted on September 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. A Glimpse into the History of Tatamagouche. (Submitted on September 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Patriots & Patriotism • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.