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Fort Erie in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

Frenchman's Creek

 
 
Frenchman's Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
1. Frenchman's Creek Marker
Inscription.  In an effort to regain the initiative lost at Queenston, the Americans planned a general invasion for 28 November 1812. Before dawn advance parties crossed the Niagara River to cut communications between Fort Erie and Chippawa and to silence the British shore guns. The attackers failed to destroy the bridge over Frenchman's Creek and the batteries they had overrun were soon retaken by British reinforcements. After confused fighting the advance parties returned to the American shore. The main assault failed to materialize. The fiasco ended American hopes for victory on the Niagara Frontier in 1812.

Pour tenter de reprendre l'initiative perdue à Queenston, les Américains planifièrent une invasion générale pour le 28 novembre 1812. Avant l'aube, l'avant-garde traversa le Niagara pour rompre toute liaison entre Fort-Érié et Chippawa et faire taire les canons britanniques. Les assaillants ne purent détruire le pont du ruisseau Frenchman et les batteries conquises furent bientôt reprises par les renforts britanniques. Après un combat décousu, l'avant-garde regagna la rive américaine. L'attaque principale venait d'échouer. Pour les Américains,
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tout espoir de triomphe au Niagara, on 1812, s'était éteint.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is November 28, 1812.
 
Location. 42° 56.536′ N, 78° 55.588′ W. Marker is in Fort Erie, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Niagara Parkway north of Anger Avenue, on the left when traveling south. This historic marker is located on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, south of Niagara Falls and a short distance north of Fort Erie, and just south of where French Creek flows into the Niagara River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1097 Niagara Parkway, Fort Erie ON L2A 3H6, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Niagara River (approx. 1.4 kilometers away in the U.S.); The Fenian Invasion of 1866 (approx. 1.5 kilometers away in the U.S.); Niagara River Corridor / Avian Walk (approx. 1.5 kilometers away in the U.S.); Tow Path Park (approx. 1.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Hunting and Fishing off the Porch (approx. 1.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Black Rock Lock (approx. 1.8 kilometers away in the U.S.); Park with a View
Frenchman's Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
2. Frenchman's Creek Marker
View of historic marker with the Niagara River in the background.
(approx. 2 kilometers away in the U.S.); In Memory of the Sons and Daughters (approx. 2 kilometers away in the U.S.).
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Frenchman''s Creek. Description of the War of 1812-14 battle. (Submitted on September 9, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 
 
Frenchman's Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
3. Frenchman's Creek Marker
View of the historic marker looking south along the Niagara Parkway.
Frenchman's Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
4. Frenchman's Creek Marker
View of historic marker looking north along the Niagara Parkway, with a distant view of the bridge over Frenchman's Creek.
Frenchman's Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
5. Frenchman's Creek Marker
Another view of historic marker looking north along the Niagara Parkway, with a distant view of the bridge over Frenchman's Creek (as seen from the roadside park).
Frenchman's Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Abel, August 31, 2012
6. Frenchman's Creek Marker
View of the Frenchman's Creek marker accompanied by decorations recognizing the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 697 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on September 9, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.

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