Neighbourhood of Port Royal
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1972-26-1417
C.W. Jefferys' notes about this picture from The Picture Gallery of Canadian History Volume 1
The first wheat in Canada was grown in 1606 near the present fort of Annapolis Royal, N.S., on the land overlooking the junction of Allen's or L'Esquille River with the Annapolis River. The first grist mill in Canada was built at the head of tide water some distance up Allen's River, where faint indications of the dam may be seen in the alignement of the boulders still remaining in the stream and along the banks.
The outlines of the Scots' Fort can be traced today on the higher ground a short distance north-east of the French Habitation of Port Royal now reconstructed at Lower Granville.
- Jefferys, Charles W. 1942 The Picture Gallery of Canadian History Volume 1, p. 85