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Brockville, Ontario — Central Canada ()
 

Blockhouse Island

Brockville Historic Area: Our Past

 
 
Blockhouse Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2019
1. Blockhouse Island Marker
Inscription.  

This piece of waterfront land has not been a real island since 1860, when it was joined to the mainland by the Brockville & Ottawa Railway. This early railway company established their new terminus on Blockhouse Island, in conjunction with the new Brockville Railway Tunnel. Over the subsequent years after 1860, the island was expanded until it formed the area shown in this map. The shipment of goods to and from ships was carried out here for many years. Some of the buildings shown on the island above were re-constructed following a disastrous fire which took place here in 1870.

[Illustration caption reads]
This is a portion of the engraved Birds Eye View Map of Brockville, drawn by Herman Brosius and published by the Chicago Lithographic Co. in 1874
 
Location. 44° 35.259′ N, 75° 40.866′ W. Marker is in Brockville, Ontario. Marker is on Block House Island Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Block House Island Road, Brockville, Ontario K6V 4S9, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wreck of the ROBERT GASKIN (a few steps from this marker); a different marker

Blockhouse Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2019
2. Blockhouse Island Marker
also named Blockhouse Island (a few steps from this marker); Con Darling (a few steps from this marker); SS Kingston (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bluenose Visit, 1933 / La visite du Bluenose, 1933 (within shouting distance of this marker); Brockville Pipes & Drums (within shouting distance of this marker); 5 Sunken Treasures in the Brockville Area (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Blockhouse Island (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brockville.
 
Also see . . .  A Brief History of Brockville. (Submitted on October 28, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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