Pointe aux Cannon Battery
|Pointe aux Canons Battery|
|Saint Pierre Island, Saint Pierre and Miquelon|
Cannons that defended the harbour against the English
The Pointe aux Canons Battery was a fort on the island of Saint Pierre in Saint Pierre and Miquelon built by the French to defend the islands from British attacks in 1690-1713. The 6 cannon battery was destroyed by the British in 1702.
Four cannons now sit in a park near the site of the old fort, but traces of fort have disappeared with the development of the town.
- A History of Newfoundland from the English, Colonial and Foreign Records, D. W. Prowse, at Google Books
- Landmarks & Monuments at Saint Pierre et Miquelon website
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