Monument du Fort Rolland, erected in1938
Monument du fort Rolland

Long after the death of François Lenoir, notary publics and local residents continued to call the vicinity “Fort Rolland.” And still today in the Lachine Borough, a district, a street and a commemorative monument facing Lake Saint-Louis recall this name from the past.


Military activity at Fort Rolland ceased in the 1710s, but fur trading continued there under those who came after Lenoir: the Couagne family, Magdelaine dite Ladouceur, Joseph Ducharme and his son Jean-Marie and, lastly, George Simpson.