The New Student's Reference Work/Louisburg
Louis′burg is a port on the southeastern coast of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. It is now inhabited by a few fishermen, but the ruins of the old town are visible. It was once regarded as the strongest fortress in America, until the English took it in 1758. Then the fortifications, which had cost France over $5,000,000 and been 30 years in building, were destroyed. The town has a fine harbor, and is on the Intercolonial Railroad. Population 1,650.