Deportation of the Prince Edward Island Acadians

Earle Lockerby

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ISBN: 9781551096506

Deportation of the Prince Edward Island Acadians

  Author:   Earle Lockerby    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

When the fortress of Louisbourg fell to the British in 1758, the Acadians of Prince Edward Island (then known as Île Saint-Jean) were doomed to a horrible fate—deportation from their homes to an unknown land thousands of kilometres away. Shipwrecks and disease took a terrible toll during the voyage to France, and hundreds of the approximately three thousand deportees lost their lives.

Earle Lockerby’s meticulously researched account sheds new light on this tragic event, from its implementation to the experiences of the Acadians who eluded British troops and escaped to the mainland, to the deportees’ arrival in Europe. Featuring excerpts from original documents and letters, Deportation of the Prince Edward Island Acadians is an important record of this neglected chapter in the saga of the Acadian people.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781551096506
Item NB0787
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published on April 24 2008
Language eng
Pages 112
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight200(g)

Earle Lockerby specializes in researching and writing about Maritime history, particularly that of eighteenth-century Prince Edward Island. His writing has been published extensively in academic journals, as well as popular periodicals and books. Now retired from a thirty-year career in the electrical power industry, Earle divides his time between Sandford, Ontario, and Darnley, Prince Edward Island.