And on to Louisbourg. Once a thriving port. Coal mining was once the industry, but no more. In the 1960’s the government asked the unemployed miners to help rebuild the historic fort. With much research and studies, a portion of the French Fort was rebuilt using skills and techniques of the 1700s. This year celebrates 301 yrs of history with music and programs. Buildings were made of brick/stone/wood. Huge, magnificent buildings of the times.
Special evening entertainment --- local country star Jimmy Rankin and international favorite the McNeils Fiddle Music.
And after the music at the fort – it was more music at the Louisbourg Playhouse – the Privateers played and the crowd danced.
Another enjoyable day in the Maritimes.