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  Researching the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada
  Recherche sur la Forteresse-de-Louisbourg Lieu historique national du Canada


Louisbourg was first settled in the 1600's when European fisherman began to use the harbour.

The French founded a permanent community on 2 September 1713, when 149 soldiers, fishermen, women and children came ashore from the King's ship "Semslack".