Fort St. Louis
1630

Claude de la Tour
1570 – 1636+

Charles de la Tour
1595 – 1666


National Historic Site

Fort Point, Port LaTour
Shelburne County
Nova Scotia


This monument and plaque were officially unveiled in September 1937


GPS location:   43°29'42"N   65°28'13"W





Links to Relevant Websites
Fort St. Louis

Creditors Muddle Affairs After d'Aulnay's Death
by Jim Bradshaw, Lafayette Daily Advertiser, 23 February 1999
Charles de la Tour returns from exile in Quebec to reclaim his fur trading lands...
    http://www.carencrohighschool.org/la_studies/ParishSeries/
        Acadie/LaTourReturnsFromExile.htm


Remembering Our Acadian Heritage
by Jim Bradshaw, Lafayette Daily Advertiser, 29 September 1994
...When Acadie was returned to France in 1632 under the Treaty of
Saint Germain-en-Laye, Cardinal Armand Jean du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu,
had come to power in France.  He would prove himself one of the ablest of
French statesmen.  He would hold strong influence over King Louis XIII,
and would, in fact, be the actual ruler of France for more than 18 years.
Richelieu saw the coming struggle for supremacy in North America, and
saw that France would have to strengthen its colonies there if it was going
to compete with the growing British strength...
    http://www.carencrohighschool.org/la_studies/cajun/acad_mag.htm


Ministers in France take a dim view of La Tour attack
by Jim Bradshaw, Lafayette Daily Advertiser, 23 February 1999
    http://www.carencrohighschool.org/la_studies/ParishSeries/
        Acadie/MinistersinFrance.htm


Civil War in Acadia
...Acadia was from its beginnings a centre of conflict and competing ambitions.
Neglected by France, it was the victim of aggression whenever the privateering
spirit moved some New England adventurer.  The most destructive conflict in the
early days, however, was among the French themselves, in particular between
the two most powerful characters in Acadian history.  One was Charles de La Tour,
an ambitious, resourceful man – a born leader with the happy ability of inspiring
loyalty.  The other was the equally ambitious, ruthless, intelligent and very well
connected Charles de Menou d'Aulnay...
    http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm
        ?PgNm=ArchivedFeatures&Params=A279


List of Acadian governors
    http://www.answers.com/topic/list-of-acadian-governors


Brief Biographies

Chapter 8: The Battling Barons of Acadia by Peter Landry
Razilly, d'Aulnay, La Tour, Denys...
    http://www.blupete.com/Hist/NovaScotiaBk1/Part1/Ch08.htm


Claude de Saint-Etienne de la Tour (c.1570-c.1636) Dictionary of Canadian Biography
    http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=34641


Charles La Tour (1595-c.1665) by Peter Landry
    http://www.blupete.com/Hist/BiosNS/1600-00/LaTour.htm


Charles de Saint-Etienne de la Tour (1593-1666) Dictionary of Canadian Biography
    http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=34640


Charles de Saint-Etienne de la Tour (c.1665-1731) Dictionary of Canadian Biography
    http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=35212


Charles de Saint Etienne de la Tour by Universite Sainte-Anne, Church Point
    http://collections.ic.gc.ca/acadian/english/eb41755/lords/latour/latour.htm


Charles Turgis de St. Etienne Tour
    http://www.famousamericans.net/charlesturgisdestetiennetour/


Agathe de Saint-Etienne de la Tour (1690-c.1743) Dictionary of Canadian Biography
a.k.a. Agathe Bradstreet, Agathe Campbell
    http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=35211


Issac de Razilly by Peter Landry
    http://www.blupete.com/Hist/BiosNS/1600-00/Razilly.htm


Issac de Razilly Dictionary of Canadian Biography
    http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=34619


Charles de Menou d'Aulnay by Peter Landry
    http://www.blupete.com/Hist/BiosNS/1600-00/Aulnay.htm


Charles de Menou d'Aulnay Dictionary of Canadian Biography
    http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=34532


Nicholas Denys by Peter landry
    http://www.blupete.com/Hist/BiosNS/1600-00/Denys.htm


Nicolas Denys Dictionary of Canadian Biography
    http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=34290


Charles Biencourt de Saint-Just by Peter Landry
    http://www.blupete.com/Hist/BiosNS/1600-00/Biencourt.htm


Jean de Biencourt, Seigneur de Poutrincourt by Peter Landry
    http://www.blupete.com/Hist/BiosNS/1600-00/Poutrincourt.htm


Jean de Biencourt de Poutrincourt Dictionary of Canadian Biography
    http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=34184


Pierre Du Gua de Monts by Peter Landry
    http://www.blupete.com/Hist/BiosNS/1600-00/Monts.htm


Pierre Du Gua de Monts Dictionary of Canadian Biography
    http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=34320


Chapter 6: The First Scots in Acadia by Peter Landry
    http://www.blupete.com/Hist/NovaScotiaBk1/Part1/Ch06.htm


Nova Scotia forts by Pete Payette
    http://www.geocities.com/naforts/ns.html


Is This Fort St. Louis Monument
in the Right Location?

Villagedale?     Port LaTour?

Villagedale is eight km westward from Port LaTour.


Fort Saint Louis
by Father Clarence d'Entremont, Yarmouth Vanguard, 24 October 1989
...It is unfortunate that the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada,
notwithstanding evidence to the contrary, has set two big signs in Port La Tour,
at the entrance of the site of the old Fort Lomeron, known in the 1620s as
Fort La Tour, which was taken up by Thomas Temple around 1660, indicating
erroneously and misleading the people that here was the site of Fort Saint Louis...
    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/2700/story43.htm


A Father Assails His Son in Combat
by Father Clarence d'Entremont, Yarmouth Vanguard, 18 September 1990
...The battle had taken place at the fort that Charles de La Tour had at what
is now Port La Tour. That was taking place in the Spring of 1630.  A few weeks
later, during the summer of 1630 we are told, arrived in Cape Sable two vessels
filled with material and laborers for the purpose of building a fort in the premises.
It was in answer to the plea that Charles de La Tour had addressed three years
before to the King of France and to Richelieu.  He decided to build this new fort
in a more favorable spot than that of Port La Tour.  He chose Sand Hills,
at Villagedale, three miles south of Barrington, close to Sabin Beach.  It was
an ideal place for a fort.  It is a huge stone promonotory rising fifty feet above
the water.  In front of it extends the beautiful panorama of Barrington Bay.
From it, one has a splendid view of both entrances of the bay, each side of
Cape Sable Island.  The construction was enough advanced at the end of the
year to receive the name of Fort Saint Louis.  During all this time,
Claude de La Tour was leading a gruesome life in Port Royal
among the Scottish colonists...
    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/2700/story90.htm


Big Storms of the Centuries in South-Western Nova Scotia
by Father Clarence d'Entremont, Yarmouth Vanguard, 5 June 1990
...This storm (on the night of the 3-4 November 1759) was to have a
devastating effect on the site of Fort St. Louis, located on the Sand Hills,
at Villagedale, Shelburne county.  It drove the sand from the beach,
which piled up over the site, hiding completely the remains of the fort
for well over a hundred years, after which the wind disclosed the exact
spot of the foundation of the fort, which I visited for the first
time in the late 1920s...
    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/2700/story76.htm


She Was Forced to Watch Him Hang 40 of Her Men with a Noose Around Her Neck
by Father Clarence d'Entremont, Yarmouth Vanguard, 13 June 1989
She was Francoise-Marie Jacquelin, originally from a place called
Nogunt-le-Rotrou, in France, the daughter of a doctor by the name of
Jacques Jacquelin.  Late in 1639, Charles de La Tour asked his secretary
and administrator Desjardins to go to France to get him a wife.
He came back the following year with Mademoiselle Jacquelin.
Both, herself and La Tour, were complete strangers to each other.
Shortly after her arrival in early Spring, the wedding took place at
Fort St-Louis, which stood on the Sand Hill, at Villagedale, Shelburne County...
    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/2700/story24.htm







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CFS Shelburne closure memorial CFS Shelburne closure memorial 1995 Shelburne
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Clark's Harbour war memorial Clark's Harbour war memorial Clark's Harbour
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Green Island cannon Green Island cannon Centreville
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Barrington war memorial Barrington war memorial Barrington
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Barrington: Old Meeting House 1765 Old Meeting House 1765 Barrington
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Cape Sable Settlers 1761 Cape Sable Settlers 1761 Barrington
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