The Officers’ Barracks and Current Archaeological Investigations at Fort Haldimand, Carleton Island, New York
Author(s): Douglas Pippin
During the American Revolutionary War, the British outpost on Carleton Island was an integral connection between the cities of Montréal and Québec, and frontier military posts in the Great Lakes. The British military in Canada struggled throughout the war to maintain supply lines over great distances, and provide adequate provisions to these garrisons. Situated at the head of the St. Lawrence River, the diverse activity on Carleton Island included a military fortification, naval base, shipyard, merchant warehouses and civilian refugee settlements. Archaeological excavations at the fortification, Fort Haldimand, recovered evidence about soldiers’ diet, living conditions and the availability of market goods on the frontier. Information will be presented on new research questions being explored at Fort Haldimand, and recent excavations related to the officer’s quarters.
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The Officers’ Barracks and Current Archaeological Investigations at Fort Haldimand, Carleton Island, New York. Douglas Pippin. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437423)