Fortress of Louisbourg, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

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The Fortress of Louisbourg is an 18th century re-constructed fortress on the east side of Cape Breton Island. It was originally settled in 1713 and became a very important port in the 1740s. It fell to the British in 1758 which marked the beginning of the Fall of New France.

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Fortress of Louisbourg was captured again in 1758 by British forces in the Seven Years' War, after which its fortifications were systematically destroyed by British engineers. The British continued to have a garrison at Louisbourg until 1768 Parks Canada, Canada North, Cap Breton, Acadie, Destinations, Atlantic Canada, North Country, Cultural Experience, Prince Edward Island

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