King's Bastion Barracks
Fortress of Louisbourg
During its brief history in the mid-eighteenth century the Fortress of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia not only grew to be one of the most heavily defended settlements in all of North America, but boasted one of the continent's busiest seaports. The focal point
of this reconstruction site is the King's Bastion Barracks which housed the governor's quarters, the chapel and the barracks.
In the late 1960s when the reconstruction began, detailed research was undertaken and local tradesmen trained to ensure that the building methods and materials were authentic to the period. In recent years this has led to a rather strange dilemma.Years of harsh Atlantic weather have taken a toll. Some buildings have even had to be closed to the public for safety reasons. But there are no records to indicate how eighteenth century craftsmen would have accomplished the repairs. For the reconstruction has out-lived the original.
For other related kits see our
Fortress of Louisbourg Collection
- Prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
- Finished size is approximate measurement of cross-stitch area.
- Fabric supplied with kit is sized to give a suitable allowance for working and for framing if applicable.
King's Bastion Barracks|
copyright 1994 Foxberry Cottage Crafts
9" x 12"
Canada and USA