The Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site is located at the mouth of the Restigouche River, at the far end of Chaleur Bay. It is here that the last naval battle between France and Great Britain for possession of the North American continent took place. The confrontation finally ended on July 8, 1760, sealing the fate of New France forever after. Vestiges of the frigate The Machault
are on display at an interpretation centre located on the site. The vessel was part of the relief expedition dispatched from France to retake the city of Québec, which had fallen to British arms the previous autumn. At this National Historic Site, you will discover a splendid collection of artifacts retrieved from the wreck. You will relive one of the little-known events of the Seven Years' War in North America.