In 1750 the good ship "Ann" arrived in Halifax with over 300 Germans aboard, by 1752 over 2000 German settlers had made Nova Scotia their Home.

In 1753 they founded "Lunenburg". The German settlers became farmers, sailors and fishermen. Among their descendants were the shipwrights who in 1921 built the most famous of Canadian ships the "Bluenose".

With the exceptions of the founders of Halifax and a few settlers around Annapolis, these Germans of Lunenburg, who early lost their language are virtually the oldest English speaking Canadians.

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