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Kings County Museum


Accession number: P987.65.15F
Date: 1672 – 1756
Materials: Glass, unknown brown material
Measurements: 3.2 cm L x 3 cm H x 0.9 cm ThickMeasured at the longest, highest, thickest point.
Marks/Label: Beaubassin printed in black along one edge.
Narrative: One of 14 archaeological objects collected by Harcourt L. Cameron, a geology professor at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Harcourt was born in 1912 and died on October 3, 1965. These objects were a gift to Kings County Museum in June 1987 from an unknown donor. Acadia University has Harcourt's publications and some correspondance related to his geology work. He published articles on geology, archaeology, photogrammetry, and Nova Scotia historic sites. Sable Island, sometimes called the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" and Grand Pre were two of his areas of interest. There are 5 objects of each of Sable Island and Beaubassin, 2 from Fort Lawrence, and 1 from each of Barrachois Narrows and the Habitation (Port Royal).
Description: Translucent, aquamarine coloured glass fragment slightly rounded in shape which is jagged, pitted, and cracked with brown patches of stain.  Minor amounts of brown material embedded in cracks near one edge.  Beaubassin is printed in black along one edge.  Obvious pitting on one side.