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1818 Henry Smith, the lieutenant governor's son, underscores his father's demand that the Assembly adjourn by putting his fist through one of the windows in the Assembly room. "I ups with my fist and slashed it through the window," he confesses. He is unrepentant, but then, so is the governor.
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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