Fort Sainte Anne (Nova Scotia)

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Fort Sainte Anne (Nova Scotia) is located in Nova Scotia
Fort Sainte Anne (Nova Scotia)
Fort Ste. Anne in Nova Scotia

Fort Ste. Anne was a former French military fort located in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

It was situated in Englishtown, Victoria County on Cape Breton Island.

The fort was built by Captain Charles Daniel (1629) after raiding Baleine.[1] and was occupied from 1639 to 1641, adjacent to the Simon Denys Fort (1650-1659) and Fort Dauphin (1713-45, 1748-58), two other French military forts built on the site.

Fort Dauphin[edit]

Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville - established Fort Dauphin - buried at Fort

Fort Dauphin was established, in part, by Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville[2] (26 October 1668 – 30 June 1722) who was a colonial military officer of New France. During Queen Anne's War he led the French Raid on Deerfield[3] and military operations against the English in Newfoundland. He played a role in the early settlement of both Englishtown (1719-1722) and St. Peter's (1713-1718), Île-Royale (present-day Cape Breton Island), after that war. He died at Fort Dauphin. [4]

Fort Dauphin was briefly the capital of Ile Royale from 1713 to 1719.

As commodore of the fleet, Edward Tyng led 13 armed vessels and about 90 transports in the successful Louisbourg (1745). He participated in the Capture of the Vigilant and the destruction of Port Dauphin (Englishtown) in June 1745, burning 40 houses and an equal number of vessels.[5]

Fort Saint Anne is a National Historic Site.

Fort Dauphin, 1755


  1. ^ Griffiths, E. From Migrant to Acadian. McGill-Queen's University Press. 2005. p.52
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  3. ^ Haefeli and Sweeney, p. 99
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  5. ^ p. 36

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Coordinates: 46°17′14″N 60°32′25″W / 46.28722°N 60.54028°W / 46.28722; -60.54028