On June 12, 1758, Brig. James Wolfe seized Light House Point on the northern shore opposite Louisbourg. This scene depicts the ships in the harbor (right) and Wolfe’s soldiers bringing up fusilade, which opened fire on the fortress on June 19. A puff of smoke to the left of the lighthouse marks a French position on Battery Island. Wolfe’s guns effectively silenced this battery and forced the French to withdraw. The ships in the distance beyond the lighthouse are the British fleet anchored in Gabarus Bay.