Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres (1721–1824) was appointed lieutenant governor of Cape Breton. He served till 1787. He was a noted surveyor and military engineer (present at Ticonderoga in 1757, the fall of Louisbourg in 1758 and at Quebec in 1759). He later resided at Falmouth, not far from Fort Edward, in Castle Frederick. There he worked on surveys that created the Atlantic Neptune, an extensive series of naval charts and views that served as standard navigational guides well into the nineteenth century. DesBarres died at the age of 103. (Photo: Fort Edward on the Piziquit (Avon) River (Windsor). N.S. Archives).