Youngstown in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot 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
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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 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 Sites • Peace • War of 1812 •
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