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Niagara-on-the-Lake in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Fort Mississauga

Le Fort Mississauga

 
 
Fort Mississauga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. Fort Mississauga Marker
Inscription. This tower and earthwork are all that survive of the barracks, guardroom, and cells of Fort Mississauga. Built between 1814 and 1816 to replace Fort George as the counterpoise to the American Fort Niagara immediately opposite, it was garrisoned until 1826. Repaired and rearmed following the Rebellion of 1837, it continued to be maintained until 1854 in response to border disputes with the United States. It was manned during the tense years of the American Civil War and the Fenian scare of 1866, but by 1870 it was no longer considered of military value.

Cette tour et ces parapets sont les derniers vestiges des casernes, de la salle de garde et de la prison du fort Mississauga. Érigé entre 1814 et 1816 en remplacement du fort George pour faire face au fort américain Niagara, le fort abrita une garnison jusqu'en 1826. Il fut réparé et réarmé après la Rébellion de 1837, puis entretenu jusqu'en 1854, à cause des querelles de frontières avec les Américains. Des troupes y séjournèrent pendant la guerre de Sécession et l'invasion des Féniens en 1866; mais en 1870 toute activité militarie y avait pris fin.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 43° 15.698′ N, 79° 4.621′ W. Marker
Fort Mississauga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. Fort Mississauga Marker
View of the historic marker affixed to the outside wall of the fort's tower, as seen through the main gateway into the fort.
is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker can be reached from Simcoe Street north of Front Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the Canadian side of the mouth of the Niagara River, where the river empties into Lake Ontario. It is situated along the river on the northern edge of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Course, at the end of the Fort Mississauga footpath that leads to the site of Fort Mississauga. This historical marker is affixed to the outside wall of the fort's tower, and visible by viewing it through the fort's opened main gate. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Point Mississauga Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); Fort Mississauga is a National Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); A Fort Evolves (within shouting distance of this marker); A Strategic Location (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Mississauga Trail (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Remains of Three Soldiers (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Battle of Fort George (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Niagara on the Lake Historical District (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Mississauga
Fort Mississauga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. Fort Mississauga Marker
A more distant view of the historic marker as seen through the front gate of the fort.
. This is a link to inbformation provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on November 4, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Parks Canada - Fort George National Historic Site - Fort Mississauga. This is a link to information provided by Parks Canada. (Submitted on November 4, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Fort Mississauga. This is a link to information and ariel photographs provided by marinas.com. (Submitted on November 4, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Fort Mississauga National Historic Site of Canada. This is a link to information from a website administered by Parks Canada. (Submitted on November 4, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
Fort Mississauga image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. Fort Mississauga
View of the fort's tower as seen from the interior of the fort.
Fort Mississauga image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
5. Fort Mississauga
View from the interior of the fort looking northwest, towards the main gate.
Fort Mississauga image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
6. Fort Mississauga
A distant view of the front entrance to the fort, the fort's tower, and the earthworks surrounding the fort.
Fort Mississauga image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
7. Fort Mississauga
A distant view of the fort and its earthworks, and a more distant view of Lake Ontario in the far left corner background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 561 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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