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Mallorytown in Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Chimney Island (Bridge Island)

 
 
Chimney Island (Bridge Island) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, August 4, 2015
1. Chimney Island (Bridge Island) Marker
Inscription.  During the War of 1812 the St. Lawrence was the life-line of Upper Canada along which virtually all military and civilian supplies were transported from Montréal to Kingston. Fear that the Americans might attempt to block the passage of materiel prompted the fortification of Bridge Island as a shelter for the supply batteaux and a base for British gunboats. A blockhouse was completed early in 1814 and a circular battery with an 18-pounder constructed. These defence works were maintained by a detachment of the 57th Regiment and artillerymen during 1814, but fell into disrepair soon after the war.
 
Erected 1937 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 44° 28.187′ N, 75° 50.387′ W. Marker is in Mallorytown, Ontario, in Leeds and Grenville United Counties. Marker is on Thousand Islands Parkway, 2 kilometers east of Mallorytown Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in a small
Wideview of Chimney Island (Bridge Island) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, August 4, 2015
2. Wideview of Chimney Island (Bridge Island) Marker
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parking area (no services). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1186 Thousand Islands Parkway, Mallorytown ON K0E 1R0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Macdonald Cartier Freeway (approx. 2.6 kilometers away); Canada's First Glassworks (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); The “Remembrance Road” Memorial (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); War Memorial (approx. 3.4 kilometers away); Mallorytown Glass Works (approx. 4 kilometers away); a different marker also named The Macdonald Cartier Freeway (approx. 4 kilometers away); The Thousand Islands (approx. 5.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Singer Castle on Dark Island (approx. 5.6 kilometers away in the U.S.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mallorytown.
 
Also see . . .  Parks Canada - Chimney Island. (Submitted on August 14, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Chimney Island (Bridge Island) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, August 4, 2015
3. Chimney Island (Bridge Island)
(as seen from the marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.

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Aug. 12, 2022