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Niagara Falls in Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Bridgewater Mills

 
 
Bridgewater Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
1. Bridgewater Mills Marker
Inscription.  In the late 1790's the river flowed swiftly around these islands. The Bridgewater Mills, a water powered saw and grist mill and an iron foundry, where the first bar iron was made in Canada, were located here. The Mills were burned by the retreating American Army after the Battle of Lundy's Lane on July 26, 1814, and were not rebuilt.
 
Erected by The Niagara Parks Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar of 1812.
 
Location. 43° 4.144′ N, 79° 4.003′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker is on Burning Spring Hill Road just south of Niagara Parkway, on the right when traveling south. This historical marker is located along the Canadian side of the Niagara River, just above the Niagara Falls, in a community park that features the Dufferin Islands. The marker is situated along the side of one of the parks walking trails, very near to where the trail crosses Burning Spring Hill Road. Touch for map.
Bridgewater Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
2. Bridgewater Mills Marker
View of the historical marker situated next to one of the Dufferin Island Trails.
Marker is at or near this postal address: 1377 Burning Springs Hill, Niagara Falls, Ontario L0S 1A0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stranded Scow (approx. half a kilometer away); Burch’s Mill (approx. half a kilometer away); Toronto Power Generating Station (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Niagara Park Greenhouses (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Church of the Holy Trinity (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Goat Island Flora (approx. 1.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); Three Sisters Islands (approx. 1.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); The Niagara Portage (approx. 1.2 kilometers away in the U.S.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
Bridgewater Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
3. Bridgewater Mills Marker
View of the historical marker, situated along the Dufferin Islands Trail, looking south along Burning Spring Hill Road.
Bridgewater Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
4. Bridgewater Mills Marker
View of historical marker looking north, towards the Niagara River, along Burning Spring Hill Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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