Photographs of Plaque
Oldest Settled Communities

Advocate, Apple River, Fraserville
New Salem, Spencer's Island

1607

Officially dedicated 10 October 1999



Advocate Memorial Park

Advocate Harbour
Cumberland County
Nova Scotia

Located on the south side of Highway 209,
about 50m west from the Advocate Harbour Post Office


GPS location:   45°20'02"N   64°46'46"W




Advocate Harbour: oldest settlements plaque

Photographed on 4 June 2003



Advocate Harbour: oldest settlements plaque

Photographed on 4 June 2003



Advocate Harbour: oldest settlements plaque

Photographed on 21 November 2005






Advocate Memorial Park


Advocate Harbour: Advocate Memorial Park, June 2003
(above) Advocate Memorial Park in June 2003.  Isle Haut is visible on the horizon.
The Oldest Settlements plaque (centre) with the Sea In Our History panel (right).

Photographed on 4 June 2003



Photographed on 21 November 2005

(below) Advocate Memorial Park in November 2005, with the Oldest Settlements plaque.
The Sea Sea In Our History panel has disappeared, but its supporting posts are still in place.
Advocate Harbour: Advocate Memorial Park, November 2005





Sunday, October 10, 1999:  A memorial in which Jarl Henry was acknowledged was dedicated in Avocate, Nova Scotia.  It is a beautiful setting with Advocate Harbor and Cape D'Or in the background.  Wording on the Plaque is as follows:


LET IT BE KNOWN TO ALL THAT ADVOCATE, NOVA SCOTIA-one of
the oldest settled communities in our nation, named and chartered in 1607 by
French Explorer Samuel de Champlain and claimed to be visited in 1398 by
PRINCE HENRY SINCLAIR...is a community wedged between forests and
sea, that for generations has lived by the benefits and dangers of both and whose
present generation wishes to show appreciation of their long and proud heritage
...hereby dedicate this stone in memory of those who lost their lives at sea.

This memorial was the brainstorm of Reverend David Chisling, while he was in this area.  The accomplishment of the project must be credited to the local memorial committee which included Gertrude Fillmore, Terri Nuttal, Maureen Mills and Georgie Lent, Ch.  The wording on the inscription was produced by Conrad Byers, distinctive historian of Parrsboro.

Source: http://www.clansinclairusa.org/clansinclairold/per_pr_phssns.htm

Note: Jarl is often used as a prefix to Henry Sinclair's name.  An Earl or Jarl was an Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian title meaning chieftain, and it referred especially to chieftains set to rule a territory in a king's stead... In medieval Norway, the title of jarl was the highest rank below the king himself.  The jarl was the only one beside the king himself who was entitled to have a hird (large armed retinue).  There was usually no more than one jarl in mainland Norway at any one time, sometimes none.  The ruler of the Norwegian dependancy of Orkney held the title of jarl, and after Iceland had acknowledged Norwegian overlordship in 1261, a jarl was sent there as well as the king's high representative...
More by Wikipedia

Henry Sinclair, 1st Earl of Orkney by Wikipedia





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Port Greville war memorial Port Greville war memorial Port Greville
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First Air Mail plaque First Air Mail plaque Parrsboro
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Yorkshire Settlers plaque Yorkshire Settlers plaque River Philip
    /cumberco/yorkshirem.html


E.B. Chandler plaque E.B. Chandler plaque Amherst
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R.B. Dickey plaque R.B. Dickey plaque Amherst
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J. McCully plaque J. McCully plaque Amherst
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Sir C. Tupper plaque Sir C. Tupper plaque Amherst
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Fort Beausejour plaques Fort Beausejour plaques, 1755 Aulac
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Thomas Dixson, November 1776, plaque Thomas Dixson, November 1776, plaque Fort Cumberland
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Maccan war memorial Maccan war memorial Maccan
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Oxford war memorial Oxford war memorial Oxford
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Tatamagouche Naval Encounter monument, 1747 Tatamagouche Naval Encounter monument, 1745 Tatamagouche
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A.P. Seaman plaque and tombstone A.P. Seaman plaque and tombstone Minudie
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Amos Seaman's two churches Amos Seaman's two churches Minudie
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Joggins war memorial Joggins war memorial Joggins
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Springhill: war memorial Springhill war memorial Springhill
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Westchester Station war memorial Westchester Station war memorial Westchester Station
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