September 30/18 (Part 4) – Port Hawkesbury to Ingonish Beach – Isle Madame

Isle Madame was originally settled by France as part of its colony in North America. After Louisburg fell to the British in 1758, 4,000 French inhabitants were deported from Isle Madame and Isle Royale (present day Cape Breton Island). 10 Acadian families managed to return from Port Toulouse to Isle Madame where they were joined by other families from the Massachusetts area after the 7 Years’ War (1756-63) between all the great powers of Europe. Many descendants of these early families still live here today.

Our neighbours come from this place and I know I have written past blogs about it, so I will simply let the photos speak. needless to say, the day was gorgeous with sunny blue skies.

Where is your favourite island hideaway?

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4 thoughts on “September 30/18 (Part 4) – Port Hawkesbury to Ingonish Beach – Isle Madame

  1. So happy that gave Lloyd and Linda a tour of my island…I recognize many of the houses and boats in your pictures. A hidden gem rarely visited by tourist.

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