LUNENBURG, NOVA SCOTIA
250th ANNIVERSARY
RE-ENACTMENT
OF THE LANDING OF THE FIRST SETTLERS
June 7, 1753

For those of us not fortunate to be in Lunenburg June 7, 2003
we are pleased to offer a few pictures that capture the essence of that special day.


The pictures come to you with great thanks to
Linda Mason and Lana Veinotte

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and Rick and Barb Peart

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As in 1753, the troops and settlers arrived by ship.

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The first of many salutes.

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While the ships were enroute,
many ferrymen were getting ready to receive the troops and settlers

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Finally, the ships arrived.

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Lunenburg Re-Enactment


The embarkation began right away with the troops the first to head for shore.

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The troops come ashore to secure the landing site.

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Where they were greeted by the first Officer ashore.

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Next, guards are posted at the perimeters.
These guards come in all shapes...

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... sizes ...

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... and colours.

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Now that it is safe ashore, the settlers can finally step onto firm soil.

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The local natives get a little too close for comfort
so the Thin Red Line must convince them to move back.

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Lunenburg Re-Enactment

The settlers begin to congregate.

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Note that even youths were able to bear arms.

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His Worship Mayor Laurence Mawhinney of Lunenburg and his wife Marion

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The drums draw the attention of the troops and settlers and
call them to prepare to move into the area about to become the town.

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As always, the officers go first...

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... followed by the troops ...

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... with the settlers bringing up the rear.

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Once they have all arrived at the bandstand, itis time for another salute.

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Lunenburg Re-Enactment

Col. Charles Lawrence then greets the settlers
and welcomes all to the new community.

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Canada Post recognized the significance of the day, by bringing out ...

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... a First Day Cover.

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Now that the officials have had their say,
the troops head off to their encampment ...

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... where there is yet another salute ...

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... to signify ...

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Again, thanks to Linda Mason, Lana Veinotte, and Rick & Barb Peart for these pictures.


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