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We are back from our week long holiday in the Province of Prince Edward Island, the birthplace of Canadian Confederation (1864). The new banner header is a view from the small Harbor of Victoria-by-the-Sea, a small fishing village full of arts and culture and grand old homes, not to mention wonderful seafood restaurants, pop 1000. It is named after Queen Victoria who was the daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, Earl of Dublin and Prince of Hanover. He was the first member of the Royal family to live in Canada for more than a short visit (1791–1800) and, in 1794, the first Prince to enter the United States (travelling to Boston by foot from Lower Canada) after US independence.

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Prince Edward Augustus, 1767-1820

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