The reach of the tides was what the Acadians learned to control.

With a combined technology of building dykes out of the marsh’s own rich clay and native grasses, and carefully constructing aboideau which drained the fresh water runoff, the Acadians garnered more agriculturally productive land than they could use ... without clearing any forest beyond their upland farm yards. 
[see: http://www.museeacadien.ca/english/museum/tour/aboiteau.htm]

Look again at the star which spins into place at the end of the animation... it is the location of the largest of the Acadian villages on this vast marshland.1  And “Tintimarre” was situated here at the "height of tide" where powerful tidal influence was greatly diminished.
1  Surette, Paul. Atlas of te Acadian Settlement of the Beaubassin: 1660 to 1755 -- Tintamarre and Le Lac. Sackville: Tantramar Heritage Trust, 2005. 98-140.
Paul Bogaard
Adele Hempel, Michael Doan

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