The Battle of the Restigouche

The Battle of the Restigouche (HM1J02)

Location: , Québec G0C 1L0 Avignon
Country: Canada
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N 48° 0.81', W 66° 44.122'

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La Bataille de la Ristigouche

In May 1760 a French relief fleet, unable to reach Quebec, took refuge at the head of Chaleur Bay. It was there that a British squadron blockaded them on June 22. Aided by Acadians and Micmacs, the French planted batteries on the shores and blocked the channel, hoping thus to keep the enemy from their ships anchored in the estuary of the Restigouche. The British were able to get by these obstacles and, on July 8, the French vessels were scuttled after about seven hours of fighting.
En mai 1760, une flottille de secours française, renonçant à rallier Québec, se retira à la tête de la Baie des Chaleurs. Une escadre britannique les bloqua à compter du 22 juin. Appuyés d'Acadiens et de Micmacs, les Français installèrent des batteries sur les rives et obstruèrent le chenal. Ils voulaient ainsi empêcher l'adversaire de s'approcher de leurs navires, ancrés en retrait dans l'estuaire de la Ristigouche. Les Britanniques eurent raison des obstacles et, le 8 juillet 1760, les bâtiments français se sabordèrent après quelque sept heures de combat.
HM NumberHM1J02
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
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Date Added Sunday, February 1st, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19U E 668882 N 5320282
Decimal Degrees48.01350000, -66.73536667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 0.81', W 66° 44.122'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 0' 48.6" N, 66° 44' 7.32" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-129 Chemin de Bordeaux, Québec G0C 1L0, CA
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