Maps

The figures indicate fathoms of water.
A. The place where vessels anchor.
B. A small river dry at low tide.
C. Places where the savages have their cabins.
D. Shoal at the entrance of the harbor.

E. A small island covered with wood.
F. Cape de la Heve.

G. Bay where there are many islands covered with wood.
H. A river extending six or seven leagues inland with but little water.

I. A pond near the sea.

Champlain's explanation
of his map

 This is the first known map of the Kingsburg area drawn by a European. Samuel de Champlain drew this in 1604. In his journal he wrote "On the 8th of the same month, we sighted Cap de la Hève, to the east of which is a bay, containing several islands covered with fir-trees. On the main land are oaks, elms, and birches. It joins the coast of La Cadie at the latitude of 44˚5˙, and at 16˚15˙ of the deflection of the magnetic needle . . ."

 

The aboriginal

 

name for LaHave

 

River was

 

“Pijenoorskak,”

 

meaning “having

 

long joints."

Map of West Ironbound in relation to Nova Scotia

Map of West Ironbound in relation to
Kingsburg
peninsula.

This map is from 1869 and calls Kingsburg "Kingsbury" and has West Ironbound Island as "Ironbound Island." Click here for the full map online.