Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Larrys River in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Founding Families of the Acadian Communities Along Tor Bay 1797-1900

Familles fondatrices Acadiennes dela Région de Tor Baie 1797-1900

 
 
Founding Families of the Acadian Communities Along Tor Bay 1797-1900 image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, August 27, 2019
1. Founding Families of the Acadian Communities Along Tor Bay 1797-1900
Inscription.  
This monument is the creation of Raymond Delorey of Larrys River and the idea was conceived by members of "la Société des Acadiens de la Région de Tor Baie” under the direction of its Executive, President, Jude Avery, Vice President, Eileen Power, Secretary, Marilyn Pellerin, Treasurer, Patricia Pellerin and members of the Board of Directors, Sylvester Pellerin, Basil Pellerin, and Geneva Fougère.

It is in the shape of the stern of "a round bottom boat", or "un canot rond", that was a very popular boat design used by our founding fathers for our bay and the rocky shores around it. This boat was very strong and sea worthy and could be used as a sailing sloop, or "chaloupe", with a centre board, or as a single, or double rowing boat that could be safely maneuvered among the rocks and ledges so prevalent in this bay. It could seek shelter in any cove or inlet and hauled ashore for safety, if required. It was also capable of carrying a good load of fish. Huts were often built along inlets closer to fishing grounds where fishermen would spend days drying their catch, rather than rowing home each night. This boat was
Side view of Ancestor's Park in Larrys River image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
2. Side view of Ancestor's Park in Larrys River
eventually replaced by a slightly larger one equipped with an Acadia "make and break” engine.

Ce monument est la création de Raymond Delorey de Larry's River et l'idée de sa construction fut conçue par les membres de 'la société des Acadiens de la Région de Tor Baie' sous la direction de son Président Jude Avery, Vice-Présidente Eileen Power. Secrétaire Marilyn Pellerin, Trésorière Patricia Pellerin et sés directeurs Sylvester Pellerin, Basil Pellerin et Geneva Fougère.

Il est construit en forme de l'arrière plan d'un 'canot rond', qui était si populaire à cette époque et qui était utilisé par nos ancêtres pour naviguer notre baie et ses côtes rocheuses. Cette embarcation était une construction forte et elle était utilisée comme chaloupe à voile ou avec tolet simple ou en tandem qui manoeuvrait les plateformes rocheuse qui sont si nombreuse chez nous. Il était facile d'y trouver un abri pour sa protection et il pouvait être tirer sur la plage. Sa construction forte permettait de transporter une bonne charge de poissons. Des cabanes étaient érigées le long des côtes et elles permettaient aux pêcheurs de secher le poisson plutôt que de rentrer chez eux chaque soir. Cette embarcation a été éventuellement remplacée par un modèle plus gros et elle fut équipée d'un moteur simple cylindre.

Founding Families of the Acadian Communities Along
Wide view of De Parc du Ancestrs Markers image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, August 27, 2019
3. Wide view of De Parc du Ancestrs Markers
Tor Bay 1797-1900
Familles fondatrices Acadiennes dela Région de Tor Baie 1797-1900:

Pellerin · Richard · Roy/Roi · David· Petipas · Fougère · Girouard/Gerior/Gerrior · Lavandier · Mannette · DeCoste · Deslauriers/Delorey · Bellefontaine · Gelleau/Jelleau · Avery · Casey Cashin · Murphy · Déon/DeYoung · Boudreau/Boudrot · Doiron · Bonnevie· Bonin · Boucher· Benoit · Martel
 
Location. 45° 13.308′ N, 61° 22.635′ W. Marker is in Larrys River, Nova Scotia, in Guysborough County. Marker is at the intersection of Marine Drive (Nova Scotia Route 316) and Ballfield Loop, on the right when traveling west on Marine Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Larrys River, Nova Scotia B0H 1T0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Le Parc de nos Ancêtres (here, next to this marker); The Great Upheaval 1755-1763 (a few steps from this marker); Settlement of the Tor Bay Area circa 1797 (a few steps from this marker); The Scattering of a People (a few steps from this marker); Grand-Pré (a few steps from this marker); Acadian Dyke Building Along the Bay of Fundy (a few steps from this marker); Chezzetcook, Tracadie and Havre Boucher (a few steps from this marker); French Expeditions Aimed At Settling North America (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Larrys River.
 
Categories.
Ancestor’s Park image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, August 27, 2019
4. Ancestor’s Park
Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers
 

More. Search the internet for Founding Families of the Acadian Communities Along Tor Bay 1797-1900.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 16, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement