Enos Collins

Enos Collins (HM2KVO)

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N 44° 39.019', W 63° 34.404'

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1774-1871

 English:
An ambitious seaman from Liverpool, N.S., and sometime privateer, Enos Collins was reputed to be the richest man in British North America when he died. His fortune, amassed through shrewd investments in mercantile, financial and other entrepreneurial ventures, contributed to the physical, commercial and social development of Halifax. Wealth and its influence gained him a seat on the governor's council (1822-38) and the hand of the bishop's niece in 1825. A confirmed Tory, he nevertheless found himself allied with reformers to oppose Confederation.

Français:
Né à Liverpool (N.-É.), Enos Collins fut un navigateur très ambitieux. Il fit même partie de l'équipage d'un célèbre corsaire. À sa mort, il passait pour être l'homme le plus riche de l'Amérique du Nord britannique. Sa fortune, accumulée grâce à des investissements judicieux dans des diverses entreprises, contribua au développement général d'Halifax, lui valut d'épouser la nièce de l'évêque (1825) et de faire partie du Conseil des Douze (1822-1838). Au moment de la Confédération, il rompit ses liens de toujours avec les conservateurs



et donna un généreux appui financier aux adversaires du projet.
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HM NumberHM2KVO
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Year Placed1975
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
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Date Added Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 454533 N 4944266
Decimal Degrees44.65031667, -63.57340000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 39.019', W 63° 34.404'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 39' 1.1399999999999" N, 63° 34' 24.24" W
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