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19th-century shipwreck found off Nova Scotia coast

The Canadian Coast Guard has discovered large pieces of a 19th-century shipwreck off the coast of Nova Scotia. "It's fairly rare. I've been here quite a while and it's the first time I've heard of them bringing up an antique ship in a fishing net," said David Jennings, a spokesman for

Traces of British fort found in Nova Scotia

Archaeologists working at Lunenburg Academy have found evidence of a 250-year-old British fort. About a dozen adult students taking part in a continuing education class at Saint Mary's University spent the weekend learning the basics of archeology and searching for the remains of a British star-shaped fort from 1753. "You really don't

Two privies excavated in Nova Scotia

Two privies, one dating back to the 18th-century, have been excavated in Halifax, Nova Scotia, at the future site of a new apartment building. "The early outhouse, the late 18th-century one, is one of the most significant early deposits we’ve found in Halifax, given that it could be associated

Diary sheds light on Acadian deportation in 1755

A transcript of a diary written by a British soldier who was involved in the deportation of Acadians from Canada has been found in Nova Scotia. A transcript of the diary was found by historical archeologist Jonathan Fowler and was publicly displayed Thursday at Saint Mary's University by Fowler and Earle

Acadian village raided by looters

Looters have ravaged an Acadian village in Nova Scotia. Good news: They were caught. Bad news: They will not be prosecuted because warning signs had not been erected at the site! Charles Burke winced Thursday when he referred to the so-called pot hunters he found on the site of a former