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Samuel Vetch

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
1. Samuel Vetch Marker
Inscription. English
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.

French
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.
 
Location. 44° 44.484′ N, 65° 31.205′ W. Marker is in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, in Annapolis County. Marker can be reached from St. George Street just from St. Anthony Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Flag Bastion (within shouting distance of this
Samuel Vetch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
2. Samuel Vetch Marker
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 San Jose, California.)
Samuel Vetch Marker - Historical Postcard View from Rear image. Click for full size.
1940
3. Samuel Vetch Marker - Historical Postcard View from Rear
Overlooking the Annapolis River from Fort Anne, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
 
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3. submitted on November 2, 2014. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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