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

The Canada Constellation

1799-1800

 
 
The Canada Constellation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
1. The Canada Constellation Marker
Inscription. On July 20, 1799, the first edition of the "Canada Constellation", Upper Canada's earliest independent newspaper, was published at Niagara by Gideon and Silvester Tiffany, two brothers who had come from the United States. Gideon had at first held the post of King's Printer of Upper Canada and, with Silvester, edited the government-sponsored "Upper Canada Gazette". Suspected of American sympathies, the Tiffanys lost their government support in 1797 and were succeeded by Titus Geer Simons. Their subsequent efforts to operate the "Canada Constellation" without government aid were thwarted by limited population and the difficulty of collecting subscriptions. The last issue appeared about July, 1800.
 
Erected 1960 by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
 
Location. 43° 15.116′ N, 79° 4.288′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Castlereagh Street just west of Davy Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the grounds of the Niagara Historical Society and Museum, near the northwest corner of Castlereagh and Davy Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 43 Castlereagh Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Canada Constellation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
2. The Canada Constellation Marker
View, looking north along Davy Street, of the historical marker, on the grounds of the Niagara Historical Society & Museum.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Janet Carnochan 1839 - 1926 (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Hall, 1906 (within shouting distance of this marker); Niagara Land Purchases (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1835 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); William Kirby (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Niagara Apothecary (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Niagara on the Lake Historical District (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Butler's Rangers (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
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The Canada Constellation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
3. The Canada Constellation Marker
View, looking west, of the historical marker, on the grounds of the Niagara Historical Society & Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on August 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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