Fortin du Petit-Sault (Petit-Sault Blockhouse)

PROVINCIAL HERITAGE PLACE

Built by the British army in 1841, this small fort was part of a defensive line that extended as far as Quebec, a strategic position to protect the territory at the height of the boundary dispute between England and the United States. That conflict, also known as the “Aroostook Bloodless War,” ended in 1842. Destroyed by lightning in 1855, the blockhouse was rebuilt in 2000 in accordance with original specifications.