In 1760, on the front of the Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River, the French, led by Bourlamaque, prepare themselves for a decisive confrontation against the General Haviland. Their strategy is to delay the British advance as long as possible in the hope that peace is made in Europe before New France is finally conquered. If île aux Noix were well fortified, it would be able to neutralize any invasion attempt via the Richelieu River Valley...

Site history

Work on the île aux Noix fortifications began in the spring of 1759. The French plan was to build a fortification for 3000 men and batteries that could fight back a British invasion coming from the Champlain lake. Unfortunately, a lack of time and manpower prevented the fortifications from being fully completed.