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Re: [Gen'l Info] 1609-2009 = 400 yrs

Ernest, you probably already know this, but what I found on the web was:

"The fort that was built here was one of the earliest French outposts on the lakes. Completed in July 1666, the fort itself was quite small; only measuring some 144' x 96'. Coolidge tells us there was a double log palisade some 15' high; and that there were four bastions.*

All traces of the wooden fort were obliterated by the mid-1800-s, but it is still possible to determine where the fort stood. The sandy point where the structure was located now is the site of the 'Way of Calvary' at Saint Anne's Shrine; a lovely, tree-shaded place where devout Catholics can visit the Stations of the Cross."

*Guy Omeron Coolidge, "The French Occupation of the Champlain Valley from 1609 to 1759". 1938, 1940. Fleischmanns, New York: Purple Mountain Press, Ltd. Reprint of second edition (1989), with biographical indexes.

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