Today is Acadian Remembrance Day which was established by the Federation des Associations de Familles Acadiennes of New Brunswick and the Société Saint-Thomas d’Aquin of Prince Edward Island as the day to honor the Acadians who lost their lives in the Duke William sinking disaster – the worst in Canadian maritime history, in fact.
If you are not familiar, the Acadians were driven from their Canadian frontier colony homes in the Great Expulsion of 1755-63 by the English, who suspected them of sedition. Some moved to America’s sultry South, where today they are known as the Cajuns, while others were put on the Duke William to be deported to France. The Duke William sank in the North Atlantic, resulting in the loss of more than 360 lives.
Because of all that I would like to dedicate today’s Mystery Car contest to those Acadians who lost their lives from being forced from their homes by the Brits, as well as to their Cajun ancestors, whose spicy fare is one of my favorite ways to make myself fat. If you are dedicated to the cause as well, please note that we’ll need the make, model, likely engine, and year range for the win.
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