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The community of Louisbourg with a population of 1265 is located on the southeast coast of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. It is easily accessible by road and air. Louisbourg's major attraction is the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. It has a facinating history and the site of 2 of Canada's major Battles,Friendly folk and Beautiful scenery raging surf and sandy beaches also await you in Louisbourg.
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Louisbourg History can be confusing because
Two of Canadas major battles were fought here.
Both of these battles had a major part in the forming of Canada and the United States. Louisbourg was once called the birthplace of America.

American Colonials from New England captured Louisbourg with the help of the British Navy.
The British traded the Fortress back to French and had to capture it again in
This was the major battle for Canada and made James Wolfe a General and a hero. he finished the fight the next year in Quebec.


Louisbourg Firsts

Capture Of Louisbourg 1758

Capture Of Louisbourg 1758
from the mural by Lewis Parker
The Louisbourg Lighthouse, site of Canada’s first lighthouse and North Louisbourg Light houseAmerica’s second (The Boston Light, 1713, is the oldest). First lit in 1734, the Louisbourg light could be seen for 18 miles. The light was supplied from codfish oil in an open bronze basin (3 feet in diameter, 10 inches deep) fed through 31 pipes in a floating copper ring to the wicks which gave the flame. Not surprisingly, fire destroyed the first lantern in 1736; a second lantern was lit in 1738 and mysteriously demolished sometime before 1798. The lighthouse built in 1842, burned in 1922 and was quickly replaced.