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

Fort Niagara

 
 
Fort Niagara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
1. Fort Niagara Marker
Inscription.  
Only 1200 metres across the Niagara River is the imposing American stronghold, Fort Niagara. Originally built by the French, then occupied by the British, and finally the Americans, this fort for nearly 150 years stood guard over the traditional supply route to the Upper Great Lakes.
 
Location. 43° 15.124′ N, 79° 3.735′ 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. The Battle of Fort George (here, next to this marker); A Strategic Site (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named A Strategic Site (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Niagara (here, next to this marker); The Fortified Mouth of the Niagara River (a few steps from this marker); Sir Isaac Brock's First Burial Site (within
Markers at Fort George image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
2. Markers at Fort George
There are several markers at this location. The Fort Niagara marker is seen here in the middle.
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.
 
More about this marker. A picture along the top of the marker has a caption of “This image by James Peachy shows Fort Niagara in 1783. From this perspective it looks as if the artist was standing near this very spot.”
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Fort Niagara and Other Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
3. Fort Niagara and Other Marker
Fort Niagara image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 17, 2019
4. Fort Niagara
The French Castle at Fort Niagara image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 17, 2019
5. The French Castle at Fort Niagara
This is the oldest building in Fort Niagara, and the oldest in the eastern interior of North America.
 

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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 62 times since then and 6 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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