Fortress of Louisbourg

After many years I returned to visit the Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island.

It is still as impressive as it was the last time I visited.

The day was damp and foggy, with drizzle.

It was possible to feel the loneliness and uncertainty of the isolated location on a particularly miserable day.

It is a magnificent restoration.

Founded in 1713, it became an active port for trading and other activities and changed hands several times.

In 1758, the British took it after a siege and it was thoroughly destroyed by British Engineers.

General James Wolfe took part in the Siege of Louisbourg. He died a year later on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City.

 

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