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Stone Wind Mill

Moulin à vent en pierre

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2014
1. Stone Wind Mill Marker
Inscription. English:
On this height, called Mont Carmel, there stood in 1690 a stone wind-mill whereon was mounted a battery of three guns, and which served for a redoubt during the siege of Quebec by Phips. It was called “Le Cavalier du Moulin.”

French:
Sur cette éminence, appelée le Mont-Carmel, il y avait en 1690 un moulin à vent en pierre, où, l’on monta une batterie de trois canons, et qui servit de redoute durant le siège de Québec par Phips. On l’appela le “Cavalier du Moulin.”
 
Location. 46° 48.645′ N, 71° 12.427′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker is on Rue Mont Carmel just from Rue des Grisons, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 Rue Mont Carmel, Québec, Quebec G1R 4A4, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Têtu House (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis-Joseph de Montcalm (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Bouchette (about 90 meters away); Kent House (about 90 meters away); The Jacquet House (about 120 meters
Stone Wind Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2014
2. Stone Wind Mill Marker
away); The Maillou House (about 120 meters away); Theatre de l’Estoc (about 150 meters away); Ulric-Joseph Tessier (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Quebec (1690) - Wikipedia. Following the capture of Port Royal in Acadia, during King William's War, the New Englanders hoped to seize Montreal and Quebec itself, the capital of New France. The loss of the Acadian fort shocked the Canadians, and Governor-General Louis de Buade de Frontenac ordered the immediate preparation of the city for siege. When the envoys delivered the terms of surrender, the Governor-General famously declared that his only reply would be by "the mouth of my cannons." (Submitted on March 10, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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