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Pointe au Baril

Pointe au Baril

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2009

Pointe au Baril

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted March, 2011

Pointe au Baril

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville
The Township of Augusta
In Maitland, on the north side of Road 2
street number 1286

Coordinates: N 44 38.255 W 75 36.575


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Plaque Text

The barques "Iroquoise" amd "Outaouaise", the last French ships of war that navigated Lake Ontario, were built on this point, then called Pointe au Baril. On 17th August, 1760, the Outaouaise, commanded by Captain la Broquerie, was taken after a gallant fight, by five British row galleys, under Colonel George Williamson.

Assorted Events

Other Plaques in Maitland
St. James Church 1826
The Founding of Maitland
Lieutenant-Colonel Thain Wendell MacDowell, V.C., D.S.O., 1890-1960

Augusta Plaques

Here are the visitors' comments for this page.

> Posted August 11, 2012
The location of the battle during the French & Indian War is seen from the French Mission/Fort "La Presentation" in Ogdensburg, New York. It is looking across to what would become Prescott, Ontario after the American Revolution.

> Posted March 1, 2012
Can you please state the source and author of the illustration showing the naval battle and describe its context. [Editor's Response: Click the link under the illustration.]

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