Naval Encounter National Historic Event

Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
Naval Encounter (© Parks Canada)
Naval Encounter
(© Parks Canada)
Address : Church Street, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 1938-05-19

Other Name(s):
  • Naval Encounter  (Designation Name)

Importance: British attack on French fleet headed for Louisbourg, 1745

Plaque(s)


Existing plaque: In a community field Church Street, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

IN THIS HARBOUR CAPT. DAVID DONAHEW OF NEW ENGLAND WITH THREE ARMED VESSELS SURPRISED LIEUT. PAUL MARIN'S ALLIED FORCE EN ROUTE FROM ANNAPOLIS ROYAL TO LOUISBOURG. HE DROVE THEM ASHORE, DISHEARTENED THE CANADIAN INDIANS AND PREVENTED THE FRENCH AND MICMACS FROM REACHING LOUISBOURG BEFORE ITS FALL.