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Pointe au Baril
Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2009
Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted March, 2011
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Coordinates: N 44 38.255 W 75 36.575
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.
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> 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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