In Acadia

Acadia, settled from 1604 and onwards, was the province of Nouvelle-France that occupied most of today's Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, as well as parts of today's Québec.  The French lost Acadia to the English between 1710 and 1724.

Although Acadia has not existed as a political entity for almost 300 years, we were intrigued last year when we found entire towns in Québec that choose to fly the Acadian flag, sometimes to the exclusion of the Canada and the Québec flags (!).  The Louisiana Cajuns are, of course, also descendants of the Acadian diaspora, but in the bayous they fly the Old Glory, as far as we saw a few years ago.

In any event, Peregrinus will be exploring the old Acadian coast during the next couple of months.

  The Alférez looks out at other boats in Mackerel Cove, Swans Island.  31 July 2014.

The Alférez looks out at other boats in Mackerel Cove, Swans Island.  31 July 2014.