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Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site
 
Port-La-Joye - Fort Amherst Marker<br>(<i>marker on right • Park & Visitor Center in background</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, July 18, 2019
Port-La-Joye - Fort Amherst Marker
(marker on right • Park & Visitor Center in background)
SHOWN IN SOURCE-SPECIFIED ORDER
1Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Rocky Point — Port-la-Joye – Fort Amherst
English: From 1720 to 1768 this site was an important colonial base, first for France and later Great Britain. One of the first permanent French settlements on the island, Port-la-Joye served as the seat of colonial government for . . . Map (db m139447) HM
2Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Rocky Point — Michel Haché-Gallant et Anne Cormier
Français:Première famille acadienne établie en permanence à L’Île-du-Prince-Édouard Ancêtres des familles Gallant et Haché du Canada et des États-Unis arrivés à Port-La-Joye en 1720 Monument érigé en 1965 par leurs . . . Map (db m151800) HM
3Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Rocky Point — Michel Haché-GallantThe Core of the Community / Le noyau de la Communauté
English: Michel Haché-Gallant and Anne Cormier were the first Acadians to join the French colonists at Port-la-Joye. They arrived in 1720 from Beaubassin with four of their children. By 1730, eight Gallant children owned properties . . . Map (db m151797) HM
4Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Rocky Point — The Mi'kmaq / Les Mi'kmaqFirst People of Prince Edward Island / Premiers habitants de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard
English: There has been an aboriginal presence on the Island for at least ten thousand years. The Mi’kmaq became allies and important trading partners with the French in the 1600s and later sided with them in battles against the . . . Map (db m151798) HM
5Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Rocky Point — The British Period / La période britannique
English: Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Rollo arrived with a force of five hundred soldiers and took possession of Port-la-Joye on behalf of the British on August 17, 1758. The French governor at Louisbourg had given up both Île . . . Map (db m151799) HM
6Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Rocky Point — Port of Entry / Port d’entrée
English: We are in Port la Joye, one of the most beautiful harbours that the eye can behold. —Louis Denys de la Ronde, November 6, 1721 In 1720, three hundred men, women and children were brought from France to . . . Map (db m151803) HM
7Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Rocky Point — A Human Tragedy / Une tragédie humaineThe 1758 Deportation / La déportation de 1758
English: ”It is three years since the last refugee arrived on the island. They had to endure heavy losses and great hardship in getting here, and on arrival, they found themselves so to speak destitute… My Lord, unless you . . . Map (db m151801) HM
8Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Rocky Point — The Deportation of the Inhabitants of Île Saint-JeanLa Déportation Des Habitants de L’île Saint-Jean
English: Undertaken here in 1758, this expulsion was one of the largest and the deadliest of the Acadian deportations that took place between 1755 and 1762. As part of a strategy to dismantle the French colony of Île Saint-Jean . . . Map (db m139446) HM
9Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Rocky Point — The Grand DérangementÎle Saint-Jean
English: The Grand Dérangement L’Acadie, established by France in 1604, was a strategically located and highly coveted colony. In 1713, it was handed over to England and renamed Nova Scotia. The foundation of Halifax, in 1749, . . . Map (db m80437) HM
10Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Rocky Point — A Great Survey / Un Arpentage de Taille
English: Working out of Fort Amherst between 1764 and 1765, Captain Samuel Holland, an engineer, directed a small team to produce an accurate survey of every inch of St. John's Island. It was the first phase of a major survey of . . . Map (db m151802) HM
11Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Rocky Point — History All Around You / Quand l’histoire vous entoure
English: With Island history as your backdrop, you're looking out at Charlottetown Harbour, the Hillsborough River, Governors Island, and the bluffs of Keppoch. In the summertime, this waterway hosts an abundance of . . . Map (db m151792) HM
12Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Rocky Point — Place Yourself in History / Situez-vous dans l’histoire
English: This timeline presents events that helped shape the history of Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst, Prince Edward Island and Canada. Port-la-Joye was an imperial outpost for France for 38 years. For another ten years, Fort . . . Map (db m151804) HM
 
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