Fort Vieux Logis – Where Is It?

A very interesting piece! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. – tkmorin

Nova Scotia History

After Halifax was populated by Cornwallis in 1749, direction was given to secure Acadian sites in the country.

Several fort names are mentioned in a variety of sources, I have always been interested in where these protective sites  were located prior to and following the Grand Derangement. Of course, in my neck of the woods, the best known defensive site is the blockhouse located at Fort Edward. This site, built in 1750, seems to be the last surviving Blockhouse in Nova Scotia. I recall seeing another Blockhouse in St Andrews, just up the Bay of Fundy, but in New Brunswick (which used to be Nova Scotia…)

It seems that Vieux Logis (Old House in French) was located at an Acadian village alongside the Gaspereau River near Horton Landing. There is some question of whether or not the Fort was located on the other side of the river. The Deportation Cross…

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