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Fort Erie in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Frenchman's Creek

 
 
Frenchman's Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
1. Frenchman's Creek Marker
Inscription. In an effort to regain the initiative lost at Queenston, the Americans planned a general invasion for 28 November 1812. Before dawn advance parties crossed the Niagara River to cut communications between Fort Erie and Chippawa and to silence the British shore guns. The attackers failed to destroy the bridge over Frenchman's Creek and the batteries they had overrun were soon retaken by British reinforcements. After confused fighting the advance parties returned to the American shore. The main assault failed to materialize. The fiasco ended American hopes for victory on the Niagara Frontier in 1812.

Pour tenter de reprendre l'initiative perdue à Queenston, les Américains planifièrent une invasion générale pour le 28 novembre 1812. Avant l'aube, l'avant-garde traversa le Niagara pour rompre toute liaison entre Fort-Érié et Chippawa et faire taire les canons britanniques. Les assaillants ne purent détruire le pont du ruisseau Frenchman et les batteries conquises furent bientôt reprises par les renforts britanniques. Après un combat décousu, l'avant-garde regagna la rive américaine. L'attaque principale venait d'échouer. Pour les Américains, tout espoir de triomphe au Niagara, on 1812, s'était éteint.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location.
Frenchman's Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
2. Frenchman's Creek Marker
View of historic marker with the Niagara River in the background.
42° 56.536′ N, 78° 55.588′ W. Marker is in Fort Erie, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Niagara River Parkway north of Anger Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This historic marker is located on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, south of Niagara Falls and a short distance north of Fort Erie, and just south of where French Creek flows into the Niagara River. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Erie, Ontario L2A 3H6, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "The Black Rock" (approx. 1.4 kilometers away in the U.S.); Niagara River Corridor / Avian Walk (approx. 1.5 kilometers away in the U.S.); Hunting and Fishing off the Porch (approx. 1.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Black Rock Lock (approx. 1.8 kilometers away in the U.S.); Park with a View (approx. 2 kilometers away in the U.S.); In Memory of the Sons and Daughters (approx. 2 kilometers away in the U.S.); Jubilee Springs (approx. 2 kilometers away in the U.S.); Erected by the Grateful People (approx. 2 kilometers away in the U.S.).
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Frenchman''s Creek. Description of the War of 1812-14 battle. (Submitted on September 9, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Frenchman's Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
3. Frenchman's Creek Marker
View of the historic marker looking south along the Niagara Parkway.
Frenchman's Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
4. Frenchman's Creek Marker
View of historic marker looking north along the Niagara Parkway, with a distant view of the bridge over Frenchman's Creek.
Frenchman's Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
5. Frenchman's Creek Marker
Another view of historic marker looking north along the Niagara Parkway, with a distant view of the bridge over Frenchman's Creek (as seen from the roadside park).
Frenchman's Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, August 31, 2012
6. Frenchman's Creek Marker
View of the Frenchman's Creek marker accompanied by decorations recognizing the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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