Kennelly Point

Kennelly Point (HM1IK5)

Location: Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1P4 Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 45° 54.388', W 59° 57.411'

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This point of land is named after Capt. D.J. Kennelly (ca. 1831-1907), who had a house near here during the late 19th century. An Irish-born industrialist who came to Cape Breton during the 1870s, Kennelly was captivated by Louisbourg and its colorful past. In 1903 he established the Louisbourg Memorial Fund, an international society dedicated to the preservation and commemoration of the historic site.
In 1906 he had legislation passed in the Nova Scotia legislature declaring the 18th-century ruins and burial grounds to be "an historical monument of the Dominion of Canada." On the site itself he oversaw the stabilization of the ruins of the casemates of the King's Bastion. With D.J. Kennelly's death in 1907 the campaign he had begun to save historic Louisbourg ended. Concerted efforts would not be made again until the 1920s.

Vers la fin du XIXᵉ siècle, le capitaine D.J. Kennelly (v. 1831-1907) habita une maison située près de la pointe de terre qui porte aujourd'hui son nom. Industriel d'origine irlandaise, le capitaine Kennelly vint s'établir au Cap-Breton dans les années 1870; il fut fasciné par Louisbourg et son passé d'histoire. En 1903, il mit sur pied le Fonds commémoratif de Louisbourg, une société internationale ayant pour but de préserver les ruins historique de la ville et de faire revivre le passé du site.
Grâce aux efforts du capitaine Kennelly, les vestiges de casemates du Bastion du Roi furent consolidés et, en 1906, l'Assemblée legislative de la Nouvelle-Ecosse adopta un loi proclamant Louisbourg un "monument historique de Dominion du Canada". Le capitaine Kennelly mourut en 1907 et il fallut attendre les années 1920 pour que de nouveaux efforts soient déployés afin de préserver le site historique de Louisbourg.
HM NumberHM1IK5
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 270661 N 5087907
Decimal Degrees45.90646667, -59.95685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 54.388', W 59° 57.411'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 54' 23.28" N, 59° 57' 24.66" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 573 Havenside Rd, Louisbourg Nova Scotia B1C 1P4, CA
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