Niagara-on-the-Lake in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
Location. 43° 15.124′ N, 79° 3.735′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. 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 ON 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 SiteFort 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.”
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.