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Researching the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada
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1745

... Went Round to ye Light House went up into ye Lanthorn. It is a magnificent Building from ye Bottom To ye Lanthorn is 72 steps ye Lanthorn is 14 feet Glass a Bason of Copper in the Lanthorn full of oil 23 Wicks in ye Oil the Bason will hold above barrel the Light house Excepting ye glas is Bum Proof .... 

[Source: Dudley Bradstreet Journal 1745", Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume XI, 1896, 1897 ( June 1897), p. 438]

1759

[Source: A Journeal of mr gibson Cloughs from Salem In New - England untill he a Riveed at Louisbourg ... and what Happnead their from the First of June untill the End of the year In Two parts the one Ending with the year and the other Beginnig with the New In a Compnay Commanded by Capt gidding In A provenchal Reigment Commanded By Colln Jonathan Bagley Esqr in Cheaf ,Draft Transcription by Rosemary Hutchinson, Fortress of Louisbourg, Undated, Part Two (1760-1761), September 4, 1759, September 9, 1759]