Fort at Coteau-du-Lac, Que.
Date of Issue
June 30, 1983
Canada Day, Forts across Canada
Series Time Span
1983 - 1985
Perforation or Dimension
12.5 x 13
Designed by Rolf P. Harder.
At one time or another, the forts of Canada have housed and defended Indians, settlers, missionaries, fur traders, policemen and soldiers. Each remaining fort is a monument to the forces which created and preserved Canada. The British built the Fort at Coteau-du-Lac during the War of 1812 to guard a canal and storehouses on the St. Lawrence River upstream from Montreal. The Forts across Canada stamps were designed by Rolf Harder of Montreal. Supporting the linework, which gives a wealth of interesting detail, the simple flat shapes of colour capture the atmosphere of each fort. The view on each stamp shows one of the dominant characteristics of each fort. Jean Morin of Montreal was responsible for the design and development of the stamp booklet format and cover.
Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1983.
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