Thanks to the folks at Authentic Seacoast and Parks Canada, it looks like rum and the rum trade will be coming to the historic site in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The news release says:
After almost 300 years, rum is once again being stored behind the massive stone walls of the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.
Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd., Parks Canada and Fortress Louisbourg Association are collaborating on a multi-year project to enhance the visitor experience at the Fortress through an authentic interpretation of the historical rum trade of 18th century New France. The Magazin du Roi will serve as a warehouse to mature carefully selected Caribbean aged rums for use in special edition Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company rums.
Sounds like a great idea. Rum and the rum trade is a not insignificant part of Nova Scotian history. It’s great to see this. For more on it, see: Authentic Seacoast™ Company Media Centre press release, Rum Returns to Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.
I think the Cabot Trail is beautiful. I understand why people head there and take it in.
There are other parts of Cape Breton to see and drive, and if you like driving, I recommend the Fleur-de-lis Trail. Whenever I am driving from Halifax to Glace Bay, Cape Breton, I make sure I get off the Transcanada Highway and go along that “old highway” instead. The scenery is gorgeous, and the road is fun to drive. You know all those car commercials on TV where people are driving on highways and you think, “yeah, sure, there’s no place like that for real people to drive along”. Well, if you go along the Fleur-de-lis Trail, you can.
(Bonus, it used to be mostly a 2 lane highway, but now it is more and and more a 3 lane highway, meaning you never get stuck for long behind slow drivers if you want to drive faster. Though with all that scenery, why drive too fast?)
(This wonderful autumn photo of Cape Breton is from paellaking’s photostream on flickr. Seriously, this is the way most of the trail is, when you aren’t driving by fantastic lakes).
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