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By Kevin Craft, June 24, 2011
Battle of the Lacolle mill Marker
Quebec (Haut-Richelieu MRC), Lacolle — Bataille du Moulin de Lacolle / Battle of the Lacolle Mill
Sur ce site, le 30 mars 1814, le major R.B. Handcock, avec quelque 500 soldats du 13e régiment des Royal Marines, de Canadian Fencibles, des Voltigeurs ainsi que des Indiens, a combattu vigoureusement contre 4,000 soldats . . . — Map (db m74538) HM
Quebec (Haut-Richelieu MRC), Lacolle — 15 — Blockhaus de la Rivière-LacolleLacolle Mills Blockhouse
English: Built prior to the War of 1812, the Lacolle Blockhouse is one of the last military defense works of its kind still standing in Canada. After the American invasion of 1775 and 1776, the British authorities wished to exert better . . . — Map (db m82069) HM
Quebec (Haut-Richelieu MRC), Lacolle — Blockhaus de la Rivière-LacolleThe Lacolle River Blockhouse
English: The Lacolle River Blockhouse Back in the XVIII Century … In Canada, blockhouses first appeared in Acadia around 1750, at the time of the British conquest. The Lacolle River blockhouse, built in 1781, was part of the . . . — Map (db m82728) HM
Quebec (Haut-Richelieu MRC), Lacolle — La Bataille d’Odelltown / Battle of Odelltown
Après l’échec de l’insurrection de 1837, des membres du parti des patriotes, rassembles aux États-Unis sous la conduite de Robert Nelson, proclamèrent la République du Bas-Canada et tentèrent de renverser le gouvernement. L’invasion de 1838, . . . — Map (db m77848) HM
Quebec (Haut-Richelieu MRC), Noyan — Caldwell Manor
One of the first United Empire Loyalist settlements was formed here during and after the American Revolution (1775–1783). Many soldiers and others were transported by the warship Maria. Un des premiers lieux peuplés par des . . . — Map (db m109423) HM
Quebec (Haut-Richelieu MRC), Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville — Louis CyrThe World's Strongest Man
Louis Cyr was born here, in Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville, on October 10, 1863. By the age of 12, he was working in a logging camp in the winter and on the family farm the rest of the year. He enjoyed impressing his fellow workers with shows of his . . . — Map (db m89790) HM
Quebec (Haut-Richelieu MRC), Saint-Jean — Fort Saint-Jean
{French text} L'état de guerre avec les Iroquois incita les Français à bâtir un fort à Saint-Jean en 1666. Un nouveau fort fut érigé en 1748 afin de protéger la colonie française contre les expéditions militaires britanniques qui remontaient . . . — Map (db m77015) HM
Quebec (Haut-Richelieu MRC), Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu — First Railway in Canada
Canada's first steam railway, the Champlain and St. Lawrence, was opened in 1836 to better facilitate trade with the United States. It was built by promoters led by brewer John Molson and merchant-forwarder Jason C. Pierce. This 23-kilometre line . . . — Map (db m74533) HM
Quebec (Haut-Richelieu MRC), Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu — Former Grand Trunk Railway Station
The Saint-Jean station, built in 1890, symbolizes the presence of the Grand Trunk Railway in Québec before its amalgamation in 1923 with the Canadian National Railways. The Grand Trunk was incorporated in 1853 to provide service through the Province . . . — Map (db m74534) HM
Quebec (Haut-Richelieu MRC), Saint-Paul-de-l'Île-aux-Noix — 16 — Chantier Naval de Île-aux-NoixThe Île-aux-Noix Naval Shipyard
English: When war was declared between the United States and England, in June of 1812, Canada again risked being attacked from the south. The Lake Champlain-Richelieu River corridor represented the easiest way to invade Montrêal. . . . — Map (db m82067) HM
Quebec (Haut-Richelieu MRC), Saint-Paul-de-l'Île-aux-Noix — Fort LennoxLe Fort Lennox
English: Fort Lennox was the third fortification built on Isle-aux-Noix as a barrier to invasion along the Richelieu River from the south. The island was first fortified by the French in 1759 but the British captured it the next year. In . . . — Map (db m82065) HM
Quebec (Haut-Richelieu MRC), Saint-Paul-de-l'Île-aux-Noix — The Royal Navy
English: In enduring memory of the services of the officiers, seamen, and soldiers of the Royal Navy, Provincial Marine, and Royal Marines, who fought in defence of Canada on Lake Champlain in 1776-77 and 1812-1814. French: . . . — Map (db m82066) WM

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