Canso, Nova Scotia

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Canso is a community in Guysborough County, on the north-eastern tip of mainland Nova Scotia, Canada, next to Chedabucto Bay.wikipedia
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Dummer's War

Father Rale's War1724against Canada
The British construction of a fort in the village (1720), was instrumental in contributing to Dummer's War (1722–1725).
The war began on two fronts as a result of the expansion of New England settlements along the coast of Maine and at Canso, Nova Scotia.

Chedabucto Bay

Chedabucto Bay, Nova Scotia
Canso is a community in Guysborough County, on the north-eastern tip of mainland Nova Scotia, Canada, next to Chedabucto Bay.
At the entrance to Chedabucto Bay is the community of Canso at the head is the community of Guysborough and on the other end is the town of Mulgrave.

Cape Canso

The southern limit of the bay is at Cape Canso, a headland approximately 3 km southeast of the community.
For the town, see Canso, Nova Scotia.''

Stan Rogers Folk Festival

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Today, the town attracts people internationally for the annual Stan Rogers Folk Festival.
The Stan Rogers Folk Festival, informally known as Stanfest, is an annual music festival held in Canso, Nova Scotia.

Fort William Augustus

Grassy Island Fort
"Grassy Island Fort", the remains of early 18th-century British fortifications (a 1720 redoubt, 1723–24 fort, and a 1745 blockhouse) on Grassy Island, was also individually designated as a National Historic Site in 1962.
Fort William Augustus (also known as Grassy Island Fort, Fort Phillips) was a British fort built on Grassy Island off of Canso, Nova Scotia during the lead up to Father Rale's War (1720).

Siege of Louisbourg (1745)

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The islands were designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1925 due to their role as an important fishing base for the French in the 16th century and the British during the 18th century, and as the staging point for the 1745 expedition against Louisbourg.
In the summer of 1744, New Englanders' concerns of French attacks increased after a French and Wabanaki force sailed from Louisbourg to the nearby British fishing port of Canso, attacking a small fort on Grassy Island and burned it to the ground, taking prisoner 50 British families.

Shelburne, Nova Scotia

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Shortly after Cyprian Southack established himself at Shelburne, Nova Scotia (1715), the Mi'kmaq raided the station and burned it to the ground.
In response, Southack led a raid on Canso, Nova Scotia (1718) and encouraged Governor Phillips to fortify Canso.

Nova Scotia Trunk 16

Trunk 16
Canso is the southeastern terminus of Trunk 16, an important secondary highway in Antigonish and Guysborough counties.
The road runs from an intersection with Trunk 4 in Monastery to Canso, a distance of 79 kilometres.

Fort St. Louis (Guysborough County, Nova Scotia)

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Southack laid siege for three days to Fort St. Louis at Chedabucto, which was defended primarily by Acadians.
The British attacked in 1720 as they built Fort William Augustus at Canso.

Raid on Canso

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At the outbreak of King George's War, the French destroyed the flourishing fishing village during the Raid on Canso (1744).
The Raid on Canso was an attack by French forces from Louisbourg on the British outpost Fort William Augustus at Canso, Nova Scotia shortly after war declarations opened King George's War.

Father Le Loutre's War

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During Father Le Loutre's War, in August 1749, Lieutenant Joseph Gorham was at Canso and his party was attacked by Mi'kmaq.
While the British captured Port Royal in 1710, the Mi'kmaq and Acadians continued to contain the British in settlements at Port Royal and Canso.

Country Harbour, Nova Scotia

Country Harbour
On February 21, 1753, 9 Mi'kmaq in canoes attacked an English vessel which had a crew of four at near-by Country Harbour, Nova Scotia.
The community is situated on a large deep natural harbour of the same name and is located along the province's Eastern Shore close to Canso, Nova Scotia.

Petit-de-Grat, Nova Scotia

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Others fled to Isle Madame and Petit-de-Grat, Nova Scotia.
The community was first populated by French fishermen in 1718 after they arrived from Canso, Nova Scotia having survived a raid by New Englanders.

Guysborough, Nova Scotia (community)

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In response, on September 17–24, 1718, Southback led a raid on Canso and Chedabucto (present-day community of Guysborough) in what became known as the Squirrel Affair.
He seized two French ships, and encouraged the Governor of Nova Scotia, Richard Philipps, to fortify Canso.

Battle of Winnepang

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The ship William Augustus led ships from Canso to protect the fisheries, which resulted in the battle at Jeddore Harbour, Nova Scotia.
Dummer's War occurred as a result of an expansion of British settlements along the Kennebec River (in present-day Maine) and of the movement of more New England fishermen into Nova Scotia waters (particularly at Canso, Nova Scotia).

New France

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The islands were designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1925 due to their role as an important fishing base for the French in the 16th century and the British during the 18th century, and as the staging point for the 1745 expedition against Louisbourg.
The war began on two fronts: when New England pushed its way through Maine and when New England established itself at Canso, Nova Scotia.

Cyprian Southack

Shortly after Cyprian Southack established himself at Shelburne, Nova Scotia (1715), the Mi'kmaq raided the station and burned it to the ground.
Southack was active in the British fishery at Shelburne and Canso, Nova Scotia.

Carlyle Smith Beals

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Carl Beals was born in Canso, Nova Scotia to Reverend Francis H. P. Beals and Annie Florence Nightingale Smith, on June 29, 1899.

Richard Murphy (Captain)

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Murphy was born in or near the fishing village of Canso, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada on September 28, 1838.

Maritime Launch Services

In early 2017, Maritime Launch Services announced it intended to lease land near Canso to build and operate Canada's only active commercial spaceport, using the Ukrainian Cyclone-4M rocket.
MLS will rely on Ukrainian Cyclone-4M rockets by Yuzhnoye to launch polar and sun synchronous orbit from Canso, Nova Scotia.

Duke William (ship)

Duke William
During the Expulsion of the Acadians the famous ship the Duke William was in port for almost a month awaiting passage to France (1758).
The ship sailed through the Canso Strait and moored off Canso, Nova Scotia, for almost a month because of foul weather.

Cyclone-4M

In early 2017, Maritime Launch Services announced it intended to lease land near Canso to build and operate Canada's only active commercial spaceport, using the Ukrainian Cyclone-4M rocket.
Cyclone-4M is planned for launch from a site in Canso, Nova Scotia, with construction beginning in 2018.

Consolidated PBY Catalina

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* Consolidated PBY Catalina, an aircraft which was also named the Canso, after the town
In accordance with contemporary British naming practice of naming seaplanes after coastal port towns, Royal Canadian Air Force examples were named Canso, for the town of that name in Nova Scotia.

Antigonish Movement

St. Francis Xavier University extension department
Tompkins had trouble making his case with the university's administration, and in 1922, St. F.X. sent Tompkins into "exile" as village priest in Canso, Nova Scotia.