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1844 Robert McKinlay announces the imminent opening of his Charlottetown tobacco factory, which will convert imported tobacco leaf into Island tobacco products. Within weeks, competition appears from Thomas Tremaine. 1972 Armed with monies provided through the federal government's PEI Centennial Fund, Catherine Hennessey, Fred Hyndman, and Wanda Wyatt purchase the Cundall Home -- Beaconsfield -- from the Cundall Trust. It will become home to the Heritage Foundation.
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Driving Directions to Basin Head

From the Confederation Bridge

Take the Trans Canada Highway (Route #1) to Charlottetown, approximately 56 km.
Follow the signs to connect to Route #2 to Souris, about 84 km.
Pass through Souris and continue on Highway #16 about 12 km east to Basin Head Road.
Follow the Basin Head Road to the Fisheries Museum.

From the Northumberland Ferries


Take Highway #201 about 25 km to Montague.
Then connect onto Highway #4, approximately 38km to Dingwells Mills.
Follow the signs to connect onto Highway #16 to Souris; about 20 km to Souris.
Pass through Souris and continue onto Highway #16 about 12 km east to Basin Head Road.
Follow the Basin Head Road to the Fisheries Museum.

From the Madeleine Ferry

Take the Wharf Road to Highway #16.
Take a right turn and go east about 12 km to the Basin Head Road.
Follow the Basin Head Road right to the Fisheries Museum.

GPS N46 22.734 W-062 6.594