Nova Scotia

"Through much of the eighteenth century, maritime and fishing-dependent Massachusetts had designs further northeast than Maine. The several Massachusetts-led military assaults on French-held Nova Scotia between the 1690s and the 1740s partly reflected fishery-related objectives. In the early 1760s, emigrants from Massachusetts by the thousands settled along the western coast of lower Nova Scotia. Until the sixties, a determined Massachusetts a painted wooden replica of the sacred cod still hangs in the Boston statehouse looked to what are now Canada's maritime provinces for commercial expansion and British control of North Atlantic fishing rights." Kevin Phillips, 1775: A Good Year for Revolution