The Dykes of Remsheg Bay
For Marshy miles along the shore,
Where ebbs and flows the tidal Stream,
Stands forth a mute but manifest
Memorial to a peoples dream;
Where now but muskrats parth the weeds,
Where mallards nest in salt marsh hay,
There once Acadian kine grew fat
Beside the dykes of Remsheg Bay.
By Francis Grant
Nova Scotia is a beautiful peninsula on the East Coast of North America. It is well known as a tourist destination, and often advertised to be "Canada's Ocean Playground."
However, during the summer of 1755 one of the most famous examples of military genocide took place on these beautiful Nova Scotia shores.
Nova Scotia, or as it was then called "Acadia", was the site for what is known by the French as " Le Grande Derangement" and by the English as the "Expulsion of the Acadians". It was the removal of the French villagers; the English burned their homes and then transported the captured French, eventually spreading them along the Eastern Seaboard of North America