Habitation, Port Royal, Annapolis County

Habitation, Port Royal, Annapolis County

Signed & Matted Limited Edition Print 8" x 10" 

$20  each. (plus shipping $4.) 

Plus $4 Shipping & Insurance

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Habitation, Port Royal

The Habitation at Port Royal, as we see it today, is a more or less faithful replica of the fort built by Sieur de Monts and Samuel de Champlain in 1605.  From this site Acadian colonization and culture radiated out in the decades that followed.  Sadly, because Port Royal was the first French settlement (second in all North America only to the Spanish settlement at St. Augustine) it also became a focal point of English imperial interest and contention, making for a century of battles in which the fortress site changed hands many times.  However, in its very first life (1605-1613) the roughly hewn Habitation played host to a most extraordinary collection of gentlemen…adventurers of serious intellect, who were imbued with a real sense of their own culture, but filled with open-minded curiosity about the peoples and places of the New World.  Here, during those first winters, Champlain and his friends staged original plays and held splendid feasts, heralding their comradery with the founding of L’Order de Bon Temps.  In 1613 the Habitation was sacked by English forces from the new Virginia colony, and gradually the strategic focus moved further up the Annapolis Basin to what became Annapolis Royal.