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In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
1. In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty Marker
View of the commemorative text, inscribed in the cut stone, with the tablets, and the bulk of the textual information, affixed to the top of the cut stone wall.
Inscription. [Text from the Center Tablet]:

This Agreement Between the United States and Great Britain in Eighteen Hundred Seventeen has Assumed the Force of an International Treaty


The Naval Force to be maintained upon the American Lakes by His Majesty and the Government of the United States shall henceforth be confined to the following vessels on each side that is -

On Lake Ontario to one vessel not exceeding one hundred tons burden and armed with one eighteen pound cannon.

On the Upper Lakes to two vessels not exceeding like burden each and armed with like force.

On the waters of Lake Champlain to one vessel not exceeding like burden and armed with like force

All other armed vessels on these Lakes shall be forthwith dismantled and no other vessels of was shall be there built or armed

If either party should be hereafter desirous of annulling this stipulation and should give notice to that effect to the other party it shall cease to be binding after the expiration of six months from the date of such notice.

The naval force so to be limited shall be restricted to such services as will in no respect interfere with the proper duties of the armed vessels of the other party

[Text from the Left Tablet]:

Through
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By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
2. In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty Marker
View of the center tablet of this commemorative historical marker.
mutual understanding and good will the policy set forth by Richard Rush and Charles Bagot in this Treaty has resulted in an unfortified boundary between Canada and the United States.

[Text from the Right Tablet]:

This memorial is erected by the United States and the State of New York and dedicated September sixth nineteen hundred thirty-four by representatives of the nations to whom the treaty has symbolized lasting peace
 
Location. 43° 15.802′ N, 79° 3.822′ W. Marker is in Youngstown, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from Scott Avenue north of Jackson Street (New York State Route 18F) when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located a short drive north of the downtown Youngstown area, in the Fort Niagara State Park. According to Google Map it is located at the end of the Scott Avenue loop, and is one of the markers seen when visiting Old Fort Niagara (affixed to the cut stone observation deck overlooking the Lake Ontario shoreline). Marker is in this post office area: Youngstown NY 14174, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The "Castle" of Fort Niagara (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Pierre Millet (within shouting distance of this marker); La Salle
In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
3. In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty Marker
View of the left tablet of this commemorative historical marker.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Magasin à Poudre (about 500 feet away); The Niagara Portage: Gateway to the West (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Fort Niagara (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Siege of Fort Niagara (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dueling Cannons (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Youngstown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rush–Bagot Treaty. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on August 8, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Rush-Bagot Pact, 1817 and Convention of 1818. This is a link to information provided by The Office of Electronic Information, Bureau of Public Affairs, of the U.S. State Department. (Submitted on August 8, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPeaceWar of 1812
 
In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
4. In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty Marker
View of the right tablet of this commemorative historical marker.
In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
5. In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty Marker
View of the Memorial terrace to the Rush-Bagot Treaty at Old Fort Niagara.
In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
6. In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty Marker
View of the plaque, affixed to the left front side of the Memorial terrace to the Rush-Bagot Treaty, that displays the likeness of Richard Rush.
In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
7. In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty Marker
View of the plaque, affixed to the right front side of the Memorial terrace to the Rush-Bagot Treaty, that displays the likeness of Charles Bacon.
In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
8. In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty Marker
View of the commemorative stone, set in the floor of the Memorial terrace, that states: "Here Lie The Bodies of Unknown Defenders of Old Fort Niagara."
In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
9. In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty Marker
View of the Memorial terrace to the Rush-Bagot Treaty.
In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
10. In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty Marker
View of the Memorial terrace to the Rush-Bagot Treaty (seen directly behind the tree) at Old Fort Niagara
In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2013
11. In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty Marker
A distant view of the Memorial terrace to the Rush-Bagot Treaty (seen to the right of the Old French Castle) at Old Fort Niagara.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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