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Queenston in Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Roy Terrace

Birthplace of the Falls

 
 
Roy Terrace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
1. Roy Terrace Marker
Inscription.  Roy Terrace here and Eldridge Terrace, the niche visible on the U.S. side at the same height, mark the level of glacial Lake Iroquois (Lake Ontario). When the Wisconsin glacier receded about 12,000 years ago, the Falls of Niagara were born here, water falling only 11 metres (35 feet) over The Escarpment from a small Lake Erie into Lake Iroquois.
 
Erected by Niagara Parks Commission.
 
Location. 43° 9.615′ N, 79° 2.979′ W. Marker is in Queenston, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker can be reached from Niagara Parkway, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in Queenston Heights Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Queenston, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Treacherous River Cliff (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Laura Ingersoll Secord (about 120 meters away); Attack (about 120 meters away); The Niagara Escarpment (about 120 meters away); Site of Redan Battery
Roy Terrace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
2. Roy Terrace Marker
(about 180 meters away); The Capture of the Redan and the Death of Brock (about 180 meters away); The Decisive Battle (about 240 meters away); The "Colored Corps" 1812 - 1815 (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queenston.
 
More about this marker. A map at the top of the marker shows the flow of the Niagara River, from Fort Erie on lake Erie to Niagara-on-the-Lake on Lake Ontario.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Roy Terrace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
3. Roy Terrace Marker
Marker in Queenston Heights Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2019
4. Marker in Queenston Heights Park
Niagara Falls image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2019
5. Niagara Falls
The Falls have clearly grown since their formation.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 22, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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