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Amherstburg in Essex County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Commissariat Office

 
 
The Commissariat Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
1. The Commissariat Office Marker
Inscription. The office for the Commissariat Department was built in 1831 near the government wharf and storehouse. Commissary officials purchased from local contractors the flour, beef, straw and firewood used by troops. They also managed Fort Malden's finances, including the soldiers' pay which was issued daily from this office.
 
Erected by Canadian Heritage Parks Canada.
 
Location. 42° 6.189′ N, 83° 6.837′ W. Marker is in Amherstburg, Ontario, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Dalhousie Street west of Rankin Avenue. Click for map. The historical marker is located in the Canadian Heritage Park for the Amherstburg Naval Yard, near the waterfront, in front of the Commissariat Office. Marker is in this post office area: Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 1W4, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Amherstburg Navy Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Lake Erie (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Sauk Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Connection to Town (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Boblo Island (approx. 0.3 kilometers
The Commissariat Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
2. The Commissariat Office Marker
Close up view of the text on the historical marker.
away); Strategic Location (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Brick Officers’ Guard Room (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Site Over Time (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Amherstburg.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesIndustry & Commerce
 
The Commissariat Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
3. The Commissariat Office Marker
View of historical marker situated in front of the Commissariat Office Building.
The Commissariat Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
4. The Commissariat Office Marker
View, looking southeast, of the historical marker and the Commissariat Office Building.
The Commissariat Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
5. The Commissariat Office Marker
View of the east side of the Commissariat Office Building with the Detroit River in the background.
The Commissariat Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2010
6. The Commissariat Office Marker
View of the park grounds as seen from Dalhousie Street, with the Commissariat Office building in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 871 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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