It’s 1760 and France and England are at odds over who will lay claim to North American territory. The very future of New France is at stake. The Battle of Restigouche National Historic Site lets you relive the last naval battle between these two major European powers. Admire the remains of the wreck of the Machault which has been under water for over 200 years.

Charged with protecting French merchant ships from attack by the British, this 26-gun sailing ship is one of only three 18th century French frigates discovered to date in the world. Enter the tween-deck and the meeting room for a glimpse into life on board. What was the precious cargo it carried, destined for New France? It’s still a mystery.