When Prince Edward Island was subdivided into lots, surveyorSamuel Holland proposed a county town be set up on Cardigan Point, which juts out into the bay. A street pattern was surveyed in 1768, but little development occured until the 1830s. Through the late 19th century, Georgetown was an important shipbuilding centre. Surveying is concerned with the application of mathematics and physics in obtaining accurate measurements for the determination of the position of points on the Earths surface. ... Samuel Holland was a Royal Engineer and first surveyor of St. ... A county town is the capital of a county in Ireland or the United Kingdom. ... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Events and Trends Electromagnetic induction discovered by Michael Faraday Dutch-speaking farmers known as Voortrekkers emigrate northwards from the Cape Colony Croquet invented in Ireland Railroad construction begins in earnest in the United States Egba refugees fleeing the Yoruba civil wars found the city of Abeokuta in south-west Nigeria... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Men from Francisco de Orellanas expedition building a small brigantine, the San Pedro, to be used in the search for food Shipbuilding is the construction of ships. ...
The major industry in Georgetown today is a seafood plant, operated by Seafood 2000. Nearby Brudenell River Provincial Park is a tourist attraction. Spaghetti with seafood (Spaghetti allo scoglio). ...
Georgetown is a town, located at the mouth of the Brudenell River at Cardigan Bay, in KingsCounty, PrinceEdwardIsland, Canada.
Georgetown, having the Island's only deepwater port, and largely ice-free until late in the winter (this being before the Canso Causeway altered sea ice patterns in the Northumberland Strait), saw dedicated steamship service to the mainland port of Pictou, Nova Scotia with its vital railway connections to the rest of Canada.
Georgetown is adjacent to Brudenell River Provincial Park which hosts a campground and tourist accomodations.
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