Fort Lennox

Fort Lennox (HM1JVE)

Location: Île-aux-Noix, Québec J0J 1G0 Le Haut-Richelieu
Country: Canada

N 45° 7.291', W 73° 16.03'

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Le Fort Lennox

Fort Lennox was the third fortification built on Isle-aux-Noix as a barrier to invasion along the Richelieu River from the south. The island was first fortified by the French in 1759 but the British captured it the next year. In 1775 the Americans occupied the island as a base for their attack on Canada. After they retreated the British erected a new fort to deter further American invasion. During the War of 1812 it protected an important naval base. Later this fort was razed and a new masonry work, Fort Lennox, was built (1819-29) to guard the Canadian border. It was garrisoned until 1870.
Ce fort fut le troisième construit dans l'île-aux-Noix pour prévenir les invasions par le Richelieu. L'île fut d'abord fortifiée par les Français en 1759, capturée par les Anglais l'année suivante, puis occupée en 1775 par les Américains qui projetaient d'attaquer le Canada. Lorsque les Britanniques reprirent l'île, ils y construisirent un nouveau fort, ce qui permit de protéger une importante base navale, au cours de la guerre de 1812. Plus tard, le vieux fort fut rasé et un nouvel ouvrage en pierre, le fort Lennox, fut construit (1819-1829) pour garder la frontière. Une garnison l'occupa jusqu'en 1870.
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
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Date Added Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 636284 N 4997910
Decimal Degrees45.12151667, -73.26716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 7.291', W 73° 16.03'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 7' 17.46" N, 73° 16' 1.8" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 64 59e Av, Île-aux-Noix Québec J0J 1G0, CA
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