Sainte-Anne / Port Dauphin National Historic Site of Canada

Englishtown, Nova Scotia
Place Holder (© Place Holder)
Place Holder
(© Place Holder)
Address : Highway 312, Englishtown, Nova Scotia

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 1929-05-17

Other Name(s):
  • Sainte-Anne / Port Dauphin  (Designation Name)


Existing plaque: 170m south of Englishtown Ferry Highway 312, Englishtown, Nova Scotia

Settled, 1629, by Captain Charles Daniel, and site of an early Jesuit mission. Selected in 1713, as a naval base and one of the principal places in Isle Royale, named Port Dauphin and strongly fortified. Its importance declined with the choice, 1719 of Louisbourg as the capital.