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18th-Century Foundations Uncovered at Fortress of Louisbourg

Thursday, October 31, 2013


CAPE BRETON, NOVA SCOTIA—Archaeologist Bruce Fry says that the construction of a walking trail near the Fortress of Louisbourg by Parks Canada has damaged eighteenth-century house foundations from the early French settlement. “This was a very busy area. There were fishing establishments and taverns all along this coast area,” said Fry, who was a senior archaeologist during the reconstruction of the fort. David Ebert, manager of cultural resources at the Fortress of Louisbourg, replied that an environmental impact assessment was done and that the trail was designed for minimal impact. Some of the new findings will be incorporated into the trail, he added.