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Identification Number: 50-C39-1986-836
Theme(s): Tourism, Military, Construction and Architecture, Visual Arts
Folder Title: Fort Street Monument: Fort Petit Sault
Date: October 1986

Description: This Fort Petit Sault commemorative plaque is located to the far east of Boucher Bridge, between Queen Street and Fort Street. It was erected and placed in August 1984 by the Société historique du Madawaska. The text on the plaque reads as follows: "On the knoll facing the Madawaska River, Fort Petit Sault was built in 1841 during the boundary conflict between the province of New Brunswick and the state of Maine about the territory of Madawaska. The fort was occupied by military companies until 1842, on August 9 of that year, the Ashburton-Webster Treaty fixed the boundary and ended the dispute without any military action. The fort was destroyed by fire in the 1860's." (Note: It was destroyed by lightening on July 12, 1855.)

Subjects: New Brunswick, Historic sites, Fortification, P'tit Sault Blockhouse, Stonemasonry, Memorials, Soldiers' monuments, Historical markers, Madawaska (County), Edmundston
Creator: Studio Laporte
Collaborator(s): Edmundston; Canada’s Historic Places; Edmundston Madawaska Tourism Office; Madawaska Historical Society
Source: Cdem Studio Laporte Funds
Université de Moncton campus d'Edmundston Société Historique du Madawaska Ville d'Edmundston Patrimoine Canadien