After a summer of excavations at Chimney Point, archeologists know more about the French fort which used to stand there in 1731. Last fall, a local historian had told me that they believed they had found a stone foundation of the fort. I have to admit I was surprised, because the fort built there by the French was a wooden fort… and… it was replaced in 1733-1734 by Fort Saint-Frédéric, on the other side of the lake. Well, I was right: the site was worked further last summer, and it is clear the stones are actually fireplace foundations, with the characteristic H shape (2 chimneys back to back). Well, the lead archeologist John Crock, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Director, UVM Consulting Archaeology Program, at the University of Vermont, made a very interesting presentation on their work last September. You can watch it at “9,000 Years of Life Under the Bridge: The Archaeology of Chimney Point“. But I have to say though that I am again doubting their conclusion: “the stones could be the fort bakery oven”. “No way” I say. A H shape doesn’t seem to be the right shape for a bakery oven! I’d love to hear more on the subject!