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Ceremony commemorates Acadian expulsion – Journal Pioneer

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 2015551 Views

December 14, 2015

It was the greatest tragedy in the history of Prince Edward Island.

That’s how Island historian Georges Arsenault described the 1758 Acadian expulsion, which tore families apart and resulted in the deaths of about half of the 3,000 deported, during an Acadian Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday.

The most tragic day of the expulsion had occurred on Dec. 13, 1758, exactly 257 years prior to the ceremony, with the sinking of the Duke William.

However, there were many more who also suffered, said Arsenault.

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