Pointe-à-la-Croix in Gaspésie– Îles-de-la-Madeleine (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region
The Battle of the Restigouche
La Bataille de la Ristigouche
In May 1760 a French relief fleet, unable to reach Quebec, took refuge at the head of Chaleur Bay. It was there that a British squadron blockaded them on June 22. Aided by Acadians and Micmacs, the French planted batteries on the shores and blocked the channel, hoping thus to keep the enemy from their ships anchored in the estuary of the Restigouche. The British were able to get by these obstacles and, on July 8, the French vessels were scuttled after about seven hours of fighting.
En mai 1760, une flottille de secours française, renonçant à rallier Québec, se retira à la tête de la Baie des Chaleurs. Une escadre britannique les bloqua à compter du 22 juin. Appuyés d'Acadiens et de Micmacs, les Français installèrent des batteries sur les rives et obstruèrent le chenal. Ils voulaient ainsi empêcher l'adversaire de s'approcher de leurs navires, ancrés en retrait dans l'estuaire de la Ristigouche. Les Britanniques eurent raison des obstacles et, le 8 juillet 1760, les bâtiments français se sabordèrent après quelque sept heures de combat.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board
Location. 48° 0.81′ N, 66° 44.122′ W. Marker is in Pointe-à-la-Croix, Quebec, in Gaspésie– Îles-de-la-Madeleine (region). Marker can be reached from Boulevard Perron Ouest (Quebec Route 132), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Boulevard Perron Ouest, Pointe-à-la-Croix, Quebec G0C 1L0, Canada.
More about this marker. The marker is located at Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site.
Also see . . . Battle of the Restigouche. This site offers extensive coverage of the last naval engagement of the Seven Years War between France and Great Britain for possession of North America. (Submitted on February 1, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • War, French and Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 1, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.