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Grimsby in Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo

 
 
Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
1. Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo Marker
Inscription.  We dedicate this gazebo to the Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden and to the residents of Grimsby, In commemoration of 200 years of peace between Canada and the United States.

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,
Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
2. Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo Marker
View of the gazebo with the historic marker seen on the outside right support beam, and the recovered American cannon ball in the center of the backside retaining wall.
affixed to a gazebo overlooking Lake Ontario. 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).
 
Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo & American Cannonball image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
3. Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo & American Cannonball
View of the recovered American cannon ball in the center of the backside retaining wall of the gazebo.
Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo & American Cannonball image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
4. Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo & American Cannonball
Close-up view of the recovered American cannon ball in the center of the backside retaining wall of the gazebo.
Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
5. Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo Marker
View of the Gazebo and marker, with a distant view of the mouth of Forty Mile Creek in the background.
Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
6. Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo Marker
View of the both the Grimsby Bicentennial Gazebo and the Grimsby Bicentennial Peace Garden.
 
 
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.
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