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Saturday, 21 May 2011

Inexpensive Historical Maritime Living

Liverpool's harbour was originally named Port Rossignol by Samuel de Champlain, the early 17th century founder of New France in North America, after a Captain Rossignol who was at that time using the harbour for fur trading. Following the Expulsion of the Acadians during the French and Indian War (1754–1763), Liverpool was founded by New England Planters (commercially organized settlers) as a fishing port in 1759. named after Liverpool in England  —which also lies along its own Mersey River.  The town was strengthened after the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) by additional arrivals from the American colonial Loyalist refugees. During the nineteenth century, the town became a major seaport as the fishing and ship building industries grew. The town also became a leading exporter of timber which was floated down the Mersey River (or as initially called the Rivière Rossignol by the original Acadians) from the inland forests of the Lake Rossignol watershed.
Liverpool's fortunes were temporarily revived in the 1920s when it became a centre for rum runners shipping alcohol to the United States during its period of prohibition.
And along with that came the wide selection of Victorian homes and shops. the flavour of the maritimes.  Maritime history is rich here in Liverpool and one cannot help but be taken back in time as one walks along Main Street, Market Street and Church Street.