Overhanging dormers, top floor of French Castle, Old Fort Niagara, New York
This is more about the French Castle, which I posted about last week HERE.
Reminder: The castle faces (on the opposite side of the building) the Niagara River and Canada. From 1726 to 1759, France controlled the Niagara River and therefore the major water route into the Great Lakes and the interior of North America.
Top floor window from the inside
The hole is for fitting muskets or swivel guns through.
Guard room, second floor
Beds on the left (which you cannot see) and benches here where approximately 20 soldiers ate and mingled.
Officers' Mess, second floor
There's room here for between three and five French army officers to eat and socialize.
A chapel was an important feature in all 18th century French garrisons.
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