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Encyclopedia > Fort Chambly

Fort Chambly at the foot of the Richelieu River rapids, was built by the British in 1775 on the site of Fort St. Louis (erected in 1764). Captured October 20, 1775 during the American Invasion of Canada of 1775-76, it was held until the spring of 1776 when it was evacuated and burned, as the Americans retreated southward to Fort Ticonderoga. The Richelieu River in Quebec, Canada flows about 130 km north to drain Lake Champlain into the St. ... 1775 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... 1775 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the year 1776. ... Fort Ticonderoga is a large 18th century fort built at a strategically important narrows in Lake Champlain where a short traverse gives access to the north end of Lake George in the state of New York, USA. The fort controlled both commonly used trade routes between the English-controlled Hudson...


Source: Dictionary of American History by James Truslow Adams, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940 James Truslow Adams (1878 - 1949) was a U.S. historian. ...


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Fort Chambly (156 words)
Fort Chambly, established 1665 as Fort Saint-Louis by the French CARIGNAN-SALIÈRES REGIMENT on the Richelieu River near modern Chambly, Québec.
Chambly subsequently became a warehouse and supply depot for other forts on the Richelieu.
Early in the AMERICAN REVOLUTION, Chambly was captured by the colonial rebels, but in June 1776 the British reoccupied it, and for the rest of the conflict Chambly was not threatened.
Chambly (220 words)
FORT CHAMBLY was erected nearby in 1665 as one of several outposts defending the French colony against IROQUOIS, and later American, raids.
The Chambly Canal, completed in 1843, was a key shipping link to the US-Lac CHAMPLAIN region until 1901.
Tourism has been growing in importance with the redevelopment of the Chambly Canal for recreational purposes; the restoration of Fort Chambly (1983); and waterfront development for boating and shoreline recreational activities since the early 1990s.
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