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Niagara-on-the-Lake in Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario — Central Canada
 

A Strategic Site

 
 
A Strategic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
1. A Strategic Site Marker
Inscription.  
The Niagara River was extremely important from a strategic perspective. It was part of the St. Lawrence – Great Lakes system, one of the main transportation routes on either side of the border. Those who controlled the waterways would inevitably control their enemy. During the War of 1812, Fort George was the main British headquarters in the Niagara Region.
 
Location. 43° 15.124′ N, 79° 3.737′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker can be reached from Queens Parade, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located near the entrance to Fort George. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Niagara (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Fort George (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named A Strategic Site (here, next to this marker); The Fortified Mouth of the Niagara River (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Niagara (a few steps from this
A Strategic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
2. A Strategic Site Marker
marker); Sir Isaac Brock's First Burial Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort George (within shouting distance of this marker); Six Pounder Field Gun (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
Markers at Fort George image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
3. Markers at Fort George
There are several markers at this location. The A Strategic Site marker is the second from the left.
Map from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
4. Map from the Marker
This map shows the strategic location of this area.
Fort George image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
5. Fort George
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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