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In 1785, Spain paid for 7 ships to transport Acadians to settle in Louisiana. For Spain, it meant settlers to buffer the zone between Spanish land and the British land. For the Acadians, it meant a chance to join their fellow Acadians and to regain some of what they lost during the Exile.
The second ship left France on Saturday, May 14, 1785. It arrived in Louisiana on August 15, 1785 after 93 days at sea.
The third ship left France on June 11, 1785. It arrived in Louisiana on August 19, 1785 after 69 days at sea.
The fourth ship left France on Thursday, June 27, 1785. It arrived in Louisiana on September 10, 1785 after 75 days at sea.
The fifth ship left France on August 20, 1785. It arrived in Louisiana on November 8, 1785 after 80 days at sea.
La Ville d'Archangel
The sixth ship left France on August 12, 1785. It arrived in Louisiana on December 3, 1785 after 113 days at sea.
The final ship left France on October 19, 1785. It arrived in Louisiana on December 17, 1785 after 54 days at sea.
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