Pointe au Baril National Historic Site of Canada

Maitland, Ontario
Place Holder (© Place Holder)
Place Holder
(© Place Holder)
Address : 20m on north side of Highway 2 (between 1284 and 1286), Maitland, Ontario

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 25/5/1923

Other Name(s):
  • Pointe au Baril  (Designation Name)
Research Report Number: 2009-SDC-CED-056

Plaque(s)


Existing plaque: on metal fence surrounding stone cairn20m on north side of Highway 2 (between 1284 and 1286), Maitland, Ontario

The Barques "Iroquoise" and "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.