The pictures come to you with great thanks to
Linda Mason and Lana Veinotte
and Rick and Barb Peart
As in 1753, the troops and settlers arrived by ship.
The first of many salutes.
While the ships were enroute,
many ferrymen were getting ready to receive the troops and settlers
Finally, the ships arrived.
The embarkation began right away with the troops the first to head for shore.
The troops come ashore to secure the landing site.
Where they were greeted by the first Officer ashore.
Next, guards are posted at the perimeters.
These guards come in all shapes...
... sizes ...
... and colours.
Now that it is safe ashore, the settlers can finally step onto firm soil.
The local natives get a little too close for comfort
so the Thin Red Line must convince them to move back.
The settlers begin to congregate.
Note that even youths were able to bear arms.
His Worship Mayor Laurence Mawhinney of Lunenburg and his wife Marion
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.
As always, the officers go first...
... followed by the troops ...
... with the settlers bringing up the rear.
Once they have all arrived at the bandstand, itis time for another salute.
Col. Charles Lawrence then greets the settlers
and welcomes all to the new community.
Canada Post recognized the significance of the day, by bringing out ...
... a First Day Cover.
Now that the officials have had their say,
the troops head off to their encampment ...
... where there is yet another salute ...
... to signify ...
Again, thanks to Linda Mason, Lana Veinotte, and Rick & Barb Peart for these pictures.