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Chippawa in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Navy Island

Île Navy

 
 
Navy Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
1. Navy Island Marker
Inscription.

The British used Navy Island from 1761 to 1764 as a shipyard in which to build the first British decked vessels to sail the upper lakes. These were essential in maintaining the supply lines westward during Pontiac's uprising, 1763-4. Thereafter the island remained undisturbed until 14 December 1837 when William Lyon Mackenzie, after being defeated at Toronto, led a "Patriot" army from Buffalo to occupy it. Swift reaction by local militia and British regulars prevented his moving to the mainland and on 14 January 1838, facing a hopeless situation, he abandoned the island.

De 1761 à 1764, l'île Navy servit de chantier pour la construction des premiers navires pontés anglais qui devaient maintenir dans la zone supérieure des Grand Lacs les lignes de ravitaillement vers l'ouest pendant la révolte de Pontiac. Rien ne vint troubler le calme de l'île avant que William Lyon Mackenzie, défait à Toronto, n'y menât ses patriotes de Buffalo, le 14 décembre 1837. Les réguliers britanniques et la milice bloquèrent aussitôt l'île; le 14 janvier 1838, le chef des rebelles, jugeant la situation désespérée, quittait les lieux.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 43° 2.645′ N, 79° 1.058′ 

Navy Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
2. Navy Island Marker
View of the historical marker with the Niagara River in the background and the southern tip of Navy Island in the distant background.
W. Marker is in Chippawa, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Niagara River Parkway north of Willick Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This historic marker is located on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, a short distance south of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and opposite Navy Island, just south of the Chippawa Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Chippawa, Ontario L2E 6S6, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Chippawa (approx. one kilometer away); a different marker also named Battle of Chippawa (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); a different marker also named The Battle of Chippawa (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 6 (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 5 (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 4 (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 2 (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 3 (approx. 1.1 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Chippawa.
 
Also see . . .
1. Navy Island. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on November 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Navy Island National Site of Canada, Ontario. This is a link to information provided by the Southern Ontario
Navy Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
3. Navy Island Marker
View of the historic marker looking south along the Niagara Parkway.
Tourism Organization. (Submitted on November 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Navy Island. This is a link to information provided by WheretoWhento.com. (Submitted on November 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on January 28, 2017.
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