The island differs from what is known as the Acadian peninsula and islands because many of its early settlers were English-speaking and their descendants still make up a large percentage of the population. Although populated by fishermen from France before the island passed to Britain in 1763, permanent settlement did not occur until the early 1800s. Scottish settlers around Miscou Harbour were followed by fishermen from the Isle of Jersey and ACADIANS who settled on the northern coast. The lighthouse was built in 1856 and designated a national historic site in 1974. In 1996 it was connected by bridge to Île Lamèque.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Evans, David. "Miscou Island". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 23 January 2014, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/miscou-island. Accessed 25 September 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Evans, D. (2014). Miscou Island. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/miscou-island
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Evans, David. "Miscou Island." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited January 23, 2014.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Miscou Island," by David Evans, Accessed September 25, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/miscou-island
Article by David Evans
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited January 23, 2014