Wednesday, May 8, 2013

300th Anniversary of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia Celebrated on Canadian Stamped Envelope

First Day of Issue: May 6, 2013 - Canada

Canada has issued a new stamped envelope celebrating the 300th anniversary of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia.

The town's name was given by French military forces who founded the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1712 and its fortified seaport on the southwest part of the harbour, in honour of Louis XV.

The French fortress was demolished after its final capture in 1758 and the site was abandoned by British forces in 1768.

Eventually English settlers built a small fishing village across the harbour from the abandoned site of the fortress and today Louisbourg is an unincorporated community located in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

Learn more at: Canada Post

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