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Acadian Removal at Remsheg, August 15, 1755

Dewar River in Malagash showing its estuary coming out in Tatamagouche Bay on the left
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Jim Reeves measuring dykes on Dewar River; dyke being measured is nearly 2 metres above high tide
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Erosion over 300 years has allowed water to run behind this dyke
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Outflow end of small aboiteau sticking out of Acadian dyke and river bank
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Jim Reeves points to end of a small drainage aboiteau still visible through the dyke
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Dyked land along Dewar River in Malagash
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300 year old dyke on the Dewar River still very visable
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Dewar River Dyke on the west side of river, facing north
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Dyke along Dewar River
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Tuffs of grass on dyke are still very visible along the Dewar River
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Museum Assistant Jim Reeves helps measure dykes on Dewar River
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Flooded dykes on Dewar River during springtime
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Dykes just above water line during a spring flood on Dewar River
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Map drawn by Captain Lewis showing the route to Remsheg for the capturing of the Acadians, 1755
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Steven's Hill, a possible site of first Acadian removal on the west bank of Dewar River
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Steven's Hill from the east bank of the Dewar River; Acadian home foundations and two wells found
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Stevens Hill, a possible site of first captured Acadians, on the west bank of Dewar River
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Part of the dyke system south of Stevens Hill - a small brook would cause the site of an aboiteau
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