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

Navy Island

Île Navy

 
 
Navy Island Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
1. Navy Island Marker
Inscription.  

The British used Navy Island from 1761 to 1764 as a shipyard in which to build the first British decked vessels to sail the upper lakes. These were essential in maintaining the supply lines westward during Pontiac's uprising, 1763-4. Thereafter the island remained undisturbed until 14 December 1837 when William Lyon Mackenzie, after being defeated at Toronto, led a "Patriot" army from Buffalo to occupy it. Swift reaction by local militia and British regulars prevented his moving to the mainland and on 14 January 1838, facing a hopeless situation, he abandoned the island.

De 1761 à 1764, l'île Navy servit de chantier pour la construction des premiers navires pontés anglais qui devaient maintenir dans la zone supérieure des Grand Lacs les lignes de ravitaillement vers l'ouest pendant la révolte de Pontiac. Rien ne vint troubler le calme de l'île avant que William Lyon Mackenzie, défait à Toronto, n'y menât ses patriotes de Buffalo, le 14 décembre 1837. Les réguliers britanniques et la milice bloquèrent aussitôt l'île; le 14 janvier 1838, le chef des rebelles, jugeant la situation désespérée, quittait les lieux.
 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 14, 1838.
 
Location. 43° 2.645′ N, 79° 1.058′ W. Marker is in Chippawa, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Niagara River Parkway north of Willick Road, on the left when traveling south. This historic marker is located on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, a short distance south of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and opposite Navy Island, just south of the Chippawa Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chippawa ON L2E 6S6, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Chippawa (approx. one kilometer away); a different marker also named Battle of Chippawa (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); a different marker also named The Battle of Chippawa (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 6 (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 5 (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 4 (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 2 (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Chippawa Battlefield Panel 3 (approx. 1.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chippawa.
 
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Navy Island Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
2. Navy Island Marker
View of the historical marker with the Niagara River in the background and the southern tip of Navy Island in the distant background.
 Navy Island. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on November 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Navy Island Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
3. Navy Island Marker
View of the historic marker looking south along the Niagara Parkway.
 
 
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 598 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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