The Lobster Fishery

The Lobster Fishery (HM1IK4)

Location: Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1P4 Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 45° 54.494', W 59° 57.929'

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Le pêche du homard

English: Between 15 May and 15 July the ocean in front of you is dotted with the buoys of the lobster fishery. The Mi'kmaq as well as the French and the English ate lobster and other shellfish during the 18th Century. During the 1754 siege of Louisbourg, diarist Benjamin Cleaves noted on 30 May: "Our men went to catch lobsters; caught 30." The lobster fishery became a commercial operation in Atlantic Canada by the 1870's.
Du 15 mai au 15 juillet, l'ocean situé devant vous est parsemé des bouées appartenant aux pêcheurs de homard. Tout au long du XVIIIᵉ siècle, les Mi'kmaq, les Français et les Anglais consommèrent du homard, ainsi que d'autres crustacés et des mollusques. Durant le siège de 1745, le chroniqueur Benjamin Cleaves consigna ce qui suit à la date du 30 mai : «Nos hommes sont allés pêcher du homard; ils en ont capturé 30.» Avant même le début des années 1870, la pêche du homard était devenue un activité commerciale dans la région canadienne de l'Atlantique.
HM NumberHM1IK4
Placed ByParks Canada
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Date Added Monday, December 29th, 2014 at 5:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)21T E 269999 N 5088128
Decimal Degrees45.90823333, -59.96548333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 54.494', W 59° 57.929'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 54' 29.64" N, 59° 57' 55.74" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 217-279 Havenside Rd, Louisbourg Nova Scotia B1C 1P4, CA
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