Fort Amherst built at Prince Edward Island; 3500 Acadians deported to France (56 words)
Historical Context Note
During the French Indian War thousands of French Acadians were deported by the British. In 1758 the British seized control of French colony Port la Joye and expelled an estimated 3500 Acadians, many of whom drowned while being transported back to Europe. At the same time the British began construction of Fort Amherst which was completed by October 1758.