Grimsby in Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario — Central Canada
Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo
The design of the gazebo was inspired by elements of Fort George in Niagara. The north "Bastion" of the gazebo points towards Lake Ontario and the location of the British fleet during the "Engagement at the Forty". The American cannon ball mounted on the Bastion wall was found near this site by Erwin Phelps, grandfather of Paul Phelps, and was likely abandoned by the American troops as they retreated.
Erected 2011 by Grimsby residents Paul and Wendy Phelps & Phelps Homes Ltd.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812.
Location. 43° 12.275′ N, 79° 33.193′ W. Marker is in Grimsby, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker is on Elizabeth Street north of Lakeside Drive when traveling north. This historic marker is located at the northern end of Elizabeth Street, in a community lakeside park, Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grimsby, Ontario L3M 3C2, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Flagpole (a few steps from this marker); Engagement at the Forty Mile Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Ball's Grist-Mill (approx. 15.9 kilometers away); Hamilton - Scourge Project (approx. 17 kilometers away).
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 582 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 2, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.