Rocky River in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Site of Colonel John Bradstreet's Disaster
October 19, 1764
The Treaty of Paris, 1763, did not prevent Indians, led by Pontiac, from destroying forts along Lake Erie, such as Sandusky and Presque Isle.
The English sent Colonel John Bradstreet to Detroit to "Awe" Pontiac. He led the largest force ever to appear on the South shore of Lake Erie - in fifty bateaux commanded by Bradstreet 350 British Regulars, One thousand Provincials under Israel Putnam and 800 Indians in canoes.
On their return from Detroit, the party camped at McMahon's Run the night of October 19th. A ferocious storm struck; twenty-five bateaux were lost as well as most of the ammunition and supplies. Putnam and most of the Provincials went of foot to Fort Niagara and arrived in December.
Historians have recorded that cannon balls, bayonets,swords, muskets, and also part of a bateau. have been recovered near the site.
Erected by New Connecticut chapter Daughters of the American Colonists (In Memory of Regent, Lorraine Lombard Grider 1966-67.).
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, French and IndianWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 19, 1843.
Location. 41° 28.895′ N, 81° 51.971′ W. Marker is in Rocky River, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Lake Rd (U.S. 6), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22400 Lake Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116, Rocky River OH 44116, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clague Family Homestead (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cowan Pottery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Astronaut Robert Franklyn Overmyer (approx. 1.4 miles away); Detroit Avenue Bridge (approx. 1.7 miles away); Rockport Cemetery of Pioneer Days (approx. 2.6 miles away); Calhoon Memorial Park (approx. 2.9 miles away); Bain Park Cabin (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Calhoon Memorial Park (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocky River.
More about this marker. Marker is located in the center of Bradstreet's Landing Park.
Additional keywords. Pontiac's Rebellion
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2014, by Carl F. Breth of Willoughby Hills, Ohio. This page has been viewed 723 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 1, 2014, by Carl F. Breth of Willoughby Hills, Ohio. 2. submitted on December 29, 2021, by Diane Plogger of North Olmsted, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.