Georges Island: The Keep of Halifax Harbour

Georges Island The Keep of Halifax Harbour Georges Island in Halifax Harbour is a prominent landmark in the heart of the one of the world s most spectacular harbours The history of Georges Island is a captivating story that begins when the las

  • Title: Georges Island: The Keep of Halifax Harbour
  • Author: Dianne Marshall
  • ISBN: 9781551094755
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Georges Island in Halifax Harbour is a prominent landmark in the heart of the one of the world s most spectacular harbours The history of Georges Island is a captivating story that begins when the last glaciers cut deep grooves into channels in the harbour area around a small oval drumlin Later, this little island became a convenient place to dry fish during the warm sumGeorges Island in Halifax Harbour is a prominent landmark in the heart of the one of the world s most spectacular harbours The history of Georges Island is a captivating story that begins when the last glaciers cut deep grooves into channels in the harbour area around a small oval drumlin Later, this little island became a convenient place to dry fish during the warm summer months for both the Mi kmaq and Europeans who began to appear in the 17th century The little island became a vital piece of harbour defence during the founding of Halifax in 1749 and served as an Acadian prison camp after the Expulsion in 1755 In the 19th century, Georges Island remained an important military fortification and also served as a naval hospital, quarantine station, lighthouse station, and a fascinating centre for spies and political intrigue The island s role in the Halifax Explosion is also explored In addition, the author provides an intriguing account of the island s connection to tales of ghosts, secret passageways from the Citadel, and recent efforts to restore the island to its former glory as the jewel in Halifax Harbour If you ve not been out to Georges, this is the next best thing to being there Bruce Nunn, Mr Nova Scotian Know It All.

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