Fort Pointe-aux-Trembles was a French fort built during the 17th century in New France.
|Controlled by||Canada (New France)|
|Battles/wars||Iroquois Wars, 1670-1700|
|Daniel de Rémy de Courcelle, Alexander de Prouville, Sieur de Tracy|
During the first part of 1660, the religious order of Sulpicians colonized this part of the island opposite Ville-Marie. Due to a threatening situation with the Iroquois, a fort was erected to defend the colonization of the Island of Montreal and protect the banks along the Saint Lawrence river.
With the construction of this fort, the parish of Pointe-aux-Trembles became the second parish of the island of Montreal. The palissade fort surrounded the small village on the eastern side of the island. The fort has a mill and a chapel as well.
In 1693, land titles were given to the inhabitants who later became part of the community of Vieux—Pointe-aux-Trembles.
In 1845, the municipality of Pointe-aux-Trembles was formed.
Today, a park extends on this historical part of the island, Park Fort-de-Pointe-aux-Trembles.
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