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Niagara-on-the-Lake in Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario — Central Canada
 

A Strategic Site

 
 
A Strategic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. A Strategic Site Marker
Inscription.  Fort Niagara was only 1200 metres from Fort George, well within artillery range. In May, 1813, combined artillery fire from Fort Niagara, its detached batteries, and American warships at the river's mouth completely destroyed Fort George and forced the British to abandon it to the invading Americans. Only the powder magazine survived. By the end of the war, the British had reoccupied Fort George and captured Fort Niagara.
 
Erected by Parks Canada.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar of 1812.
 
Location. 43° 15.127′ N, 79° 3.734′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker can be reached from Queens Parade just south of Wellington Street.. This historic marker is located on the grounds of a national historic park. On the map this historic marker appears to be near the end of Bryon Street, but in order to see this historic marker one should probably pull into the parking lot of the national park, which is just off
A Strategic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. A Strategic Site Marker
Close-up view of the text, as seen on the weathered display panel.
of the roadway called the Queens Parade. Once you park your vehicle the historical marker is just a short walk away along the pathway that leads to the fort's visitor center. This particular historical marker is part of a three marker display panel that is situated between the park's visitor center and the reconstructed fort, facing away from Fort George and towards Fort Niagara (situated on the American side of the river). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Niagara (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Niagara (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named A Strategic Site (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Fort George (here, next to this marker); The Fortified Mouth of the Niagara River (a few steps from this marker); Sir Isaac Brock's First Burial Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort George (within shouting distance of this marker); Six Pounder Field Gun (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
A Strategic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. A Strategic Site Marker
Close-up view of the illustration on the historical marker showing Fort George being shelled from across the Niagara River by the American guns at Fort Niagara.
A Strategic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. A Strategic Site Marker
Close-up view of the illustration on the historical marker showing the American landing operations and the American naval vessels shelling the British troops sent to resist the American landing.
A Strategic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
5. A Strategic Site Marker
View of the backside of the display panel of historical markers with a view of Fort George in the background.
A Strategic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
6. A Strategic Site Marker
View looking beyond the historical marker, looking north, through the opening in the trees, of Fort Niagara on the American side of the river.
A Strategic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
7. A Strategic Site Marker
View looking across the Niagara River of the American Fort Niagara.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 17, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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