Helplessly whistling and popping, failed "dragons" were burning on the shore until dawn. It is said that Vaudreuil was watching this spectacle from the bell tower of the church of the village Boport, continuing to hope: a miracle happens, the wind will deploy towed fire-ship in the right direction on his tormentors. The collapse of the fire-was a blow to French morale. It was assumed that these vessels will be the main tool of the French defense. Ministry of Merchant Marine in Paris, being in straitened circumstances, they spent a million francs. But, as one historian said mockingly of Quebec in 1759, "sight and sound of flaming ships with cannons exploding shorter walking down the channel, frightened soldiers in some outposts on Wolfe Island. He caused a general alarm. That's all that Louis XV was for a million. "