Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site

Local nameSkmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site
LocationPrince Edward Island, Canada

Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst is a National Historic Site located in Rocky Point, Prince Edward Island.

This location has the double distinction of hosting one of the first Acadian settlements in present-day Prince Edward Island, as well as the first military fortification on the island while under control of France as well as the first military fortification on the island while under control of Britain.

From 1720 to 1770 Port-la-Joye, later named Fort Amherst, served as the seat of government and port of entry for settlers to the island while under both French and British control. As such, it played an important role as a colonial outpost in the French-British struggle for dominance in North America.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort_Amherst

Official Website https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/pe/skmaqn/index

Address 195 Hache Gallant Dr, C0A, Canada

Coordinates 46°11'44.074" N -63°8'8.217" E

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