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Dunkirk in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

On September 26, 1812

 
 
On September 26, 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 18, 2018
1. On September 26, 1812 Marker
Inscription. On September 26, 1812 and from this site, some of the first shots of the War of 1812 were fired by local militia at armed soldiers from the British schooner Lady Provost. When a small boat carrying the soldiers from the British ship was sighted rowing in pursuit of an American salt barge that had taken refuge at the mouth of Canadaway Creek, local citizen Celea Sampson "Widow" Cole rode her horse to the settlement of Canadaway (Fredonia) to secure reinforcements. Recognized as a War of 1812 heroine for her efforts to spread the alarm, the Widow Cole reportedly also carried food and water to the militiamen and melted her pewter dishes to make bullets for their use during the attack.
 
Erected 2017 by The National Society United States Daughters of 1812, State of New York Society.
 
Location. 42° 29.64′ N, 79° 21.231′ W. Marker is in Dunkirk, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker can be reached from Point Drive North 0.1 miles north of Park Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in Dunkirk Lighthouse & Veterans Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Point Drive North, Dunkirk NY 14048, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dunkirk Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); The Lighthouse Service
On September 26, 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 18, 2018
2. On September 26, 1812 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Large Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); Sarah Sinfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to Corporal Cyrus W. James (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); To All Who Served (approx. 0.9 miles away); In Honor of Those Who Served (approx. 0.9 miles away); To All That Served Honorably (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunkirk.
 
Also see . . .  Dunirk Lighthouse & Veterans Park Museum. (Submitted on May 18, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
On September 26, 1812 Marker & Dunkirk Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 18, 2018
3. On September 26, 1812 Marker & Dunkirk Lighthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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