Brockville Historic Area: Our Past
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.
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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
Also see . . . A Brief History of Brockville. (Submitted on October 28, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels •
More. Search the internet for Blockhouse Island.
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.