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Masonic Stone of 1606

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
1. Masonic Stone of 1606 Marker
Inscription.
1738 - 2013
This replica of the Masonic stone of 1606 was presented to the Masons of Nova Scotia as a gift from the Most Wor. Bro. Roy F. Lively past Grand Master of Nova Scotia 2008-2009 commemorating the 275th Anniversary of Masonry in Nova Scotia which is the birth place of Masonry in this great nation of Canada. May we on this 275th Anniversary dedicate ourselves to carrying forward the work which those of 275 years ago so nobly began. Let us firmly resolve to be worthy of the heritage then bequeathed to us.

This stone was laid on June 2nd, 2001 by the most Wor. Grand Master of Masons of Nova Scotia, Most Wor. Bro. George A. Grant and the Brethren of Annapolis Royal Lodge No. 33.

So Mote It Be

 
Erected 2013 by Masons of Nova Scotia.
 
Location. 44° 44.584′ N, 65° 31.15′ W. Marker is in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, in Annapolis County. Marker is on St. George Street just from St. James Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 285 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Wolseley (within shouting distance of this marker); Annapolis Royal Historic District
Masonic Stone of 1606 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
2. Masonic Stone of 1606 Marker
The replica Masonic Stone of 1606 is in the back.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Sieur de Monts (within shouting distance of this marker); Rose Fortune (within shouting distance of this marker); Queen’s Wharf (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir William Robert Wolseley Winniett. (about 120 meters away); Sir William Fenwick Williams (about 120 meters away); Port-Royal (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis Royal.
 
Also see . . .  The masonic stone - Grand Lodge. ...in 1605 Champlain, the French explorer, established the settlement of Port Royal on the west side of Annapolis Basin. This settlement was the predecessor of the more noted Port Royal and Annapolis Royal, built some miles to the northward, the scene of many sieges and history making events, including the organization of the first Masonic lodge on Canadian soil. On this first site was discovered in 1827, what some Masonic students and historians have regarded as the earliest trace of the existence of Freemasonry on this continent, namely certain marks on a stone found
Masonic Stone of 1606 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
3. Masonic Stone of 1606 Marker
on the site of this early settlement.
(Submitted on November 6, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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