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The Quakers

Driven by religious persecution from England
the Quakers, under the leadership of Sir William
Penn, settled around the area of Pennsylvania.
Persecution followed and in 1762 many migrated
to present day Nova Scotia.
In 1783, the good ship "Camel" delivered 364 of
these immigrants to a point 10 kilometers from
this site which they named Belle View,
now renamed Beaver Harbour.
Some of these Quakers settled in the adjacent
community which they named Penns Field in
honour of Sir William.
The 1803 population of 54 grew to the present
day community
these immigrants to a point 10 kilometers from
this site which they named Belle View,
now renamed Beaver Harbour.
Some of these Quakers settled in the adjacent
community which they named Penns Field in
honour of Sir William.
The 1803 population of 54 grew to the present
day community.

 

Erected by the William Penn Committee 1984

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Landing of the Quakers

Capt. James A Mollison

Aviation history was created on August 19, 1932,
when Capt. James A. Mollison landed his plane,
"The Hearts Content", in Pennfield.

The first solo flight westward across the Atlantic.
The first ocean crossing in a light aircraft .
The longest flight in a small plane.
The shortest ocean crossing on record, 20 hours.

The flight originated in Portmarnock, Ireland.
Captain Mollison insisted it was a shortage of
fuel that kept him from reaching his destination
of New York City.
The people of Pennfield believe that it was destiny
that made Captain Mollison and his puss moth
aircraft a part of the history of this fair
community.

 

 

 

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