Canadian Military History Gateway
Date > 1600 > 1620-1629
Subject > Strategy and Tactics
Organization > National Defence
Construction of this building started in May 1624. The model shows the stone structure with its two corner turrets as it was circa 1625. The habitation was abandoned in 1633 following a fire.
A second colony at Quebec, led by Champlain, saw much struggle. It changed hands, first to the English, then to a new French trading company. Attempts were made to fortify and strengthen the settlement.
The first permanent French colony was in Acadia. It had good relations with the local Amerindians, but suffered from struggles with England.