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

Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo

 
 
Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 43° 12.275′ N, 79° 33.193′ W. Marker is in Grimsby, Ontario, in Niagara Region. 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, affixed to a
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gazebo overlooking Lake Ontario. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grimsby ON L3M 3C2, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The War of 1812 (a few steps from this marker); Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Flagpole (a few steps from this marker); Forty Mile Creek (a few steps from this marker); Fisheries in Grimsby (within shouting distance of this marker); Engagement at the Forty Mile Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Grimsby Town Bell (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); First Town Meeting (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Colonel Robert Nelles 1761-1842 (approx. 1.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grimsby.
 
Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo & American Cannonball image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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 802 times since then and 5 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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