It is interesting to know that there were 20 forts at one time or another wich circled the island of Montreal based on maps that I have consulted between 1662 and 1763. I have numbered the forts on a 1744 map and made a list for easy identification. It is also interesting to know that there was a fort in Verdun wich appears on 1662, 1702 and 1721 maps. There is the possibility that the Maison St Dizier (Old Stone House) was the fort refered to in books that I have consulted however there is no conclusive evidence to substantiate this. This area at the foot of Lloyd George street is at the foot of the Lachine Rapids was an excellant area to protect against attacks from the indians. Indian artifacts were discovered while doing archealogical digging at the Maison St Dizier. We are still doing research on the exact date of the building of the St Dizier house (1710 ?) and on the fort. As previously reported, the Maison St Dizier will be a museum wich will open either this fall or early next year.