Walking Tour of Port Mouton Loyalist Ruins
October 18, 2014
Come out for the Mersey Heritage Society’s walking tour of archaeological features in Port Mouton on October 18. We’ll see some of the ruins discovered during the Society’s 2001-2003 survey of the former Guysborough Loyalist town site (see www.merseyheritage.ca/guysboro.html).
Settlers arrived in Port Mouton in the fall of 1783 following the American Revolutionary War and carved out a small settlement on the rocky shores of Jones Cove (along Highway 3/103). Many left for other areas of the province in the spring of 1784 but the ruins of settlement remain in the woods behind the modern houses along the highway.
The walk will start at 10 AM and we’ll meet at the parking area where the rails-to-trails crosses the Highway (between 8261 and 8289 Highway 3 / by the sign advertising Coastal Queens Place).
The public is welcome and there is no fee. Rain or shine. Be sure to dress appropriately – we’ll be walking through a bit of woods!
Here’s what else is coming up in 2014:
• November 20: Community History Night – TBA
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.merseyheritage.ca.
Hope to see you there!