Georges Island

Georges Island (HM1GZI)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia 76933 Halifax Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 44° 38.67', W 63° 34.094'

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L??le-Georges

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The Island was first fortified when the British founded Halifax in 1749. During the period of the Acadian Deportation, 1755 to 1762, the island was sometimes a detention camp for Acadians prior to being shipped to other British colonies. During the 19th century Halifax became a major British naval base and Georges Island one of an inter-connected system of harbour defences. As military technology changed, the defences of Georges Island were updated.


The island remained an important seaward defence after the Government of Canada took over the Halifax defences in 1906. Georges Island helped defend the harbour in both World Wars. The island became a national historic site in 1965.


French

L??le a d?abord ?t? fortifi?e au moment de la fondation d?Halifax par les Britanniques en 1749. Pendant le d?portation des Acadiens, de 1755 ? 1763, elle a servi, ? l?occasion, de camp de d?tention p?nible o? un grand nombre d?Acadiens y ?taient d?tenus avant d??tre embarques dans des vaisseaux en direction d?autres colonies britanniques. Au XIXᵉ si?cle, Halifax est devenu une importante base navale britannique et l??le Georges faisait partie du reau des ouvrages de d?fense du port qui ?taient reli entre eux. Les d?fenses de l??le ont ?t? adapt?es ? mesure que la technologie militaire ?voluait.


L??le Georges continua d??tre une importante d?fense maritime apr la prise de contr?le en 1906 des d?fenses d?Halifax par le gouvernement du Canada. L?ile a contribu? ? la defense du port au cours des deux guerres mondiales. L??le Georges a ?t? class?e lieu historique national en 1965.
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HM NumberHM1GZI
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Placed ByParks Canada
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 9:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 454938 N 4943617
Decimal Degrees44.64450000, -63.56823333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 38.67', W 63° 34.094'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 38' 40.2" N, 63° 34' 5.64" W
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1479 Lower Water St, Halifax Nova Scotia 76933, CA
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