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Niagara-on-the-Lake in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Point Mississauga Lighthouse

Le Phare de Point Mississauga

 
 
Point Mississauga Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. Point Mississauga Lighthouse Marker
Inscription. The first lighthouse on the Great Lakes was built of stone at Point Mississauga in 1804 by John Symington, under orders from Lieutenant-Governor Peter Hunter. Demolished in 1814 to make room for this fort, its materials with debris from the ruined town of Niagara, were incorporated into this tower.

En 1804, John Symington, sur l'ordre du lieutenant-gouverneur Peter Hunter, construisit le premier phare des Grand lacs à Point Mississauga. Ce phare, qui était en pierre, fut démoli en 1814 pour faire place à ce fort. Les matériaux dont il était fabriqué et les débris de la ville du Niagara en ruines servirent à ériger la tour du fort Mississauga.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 43° 15.703′ N, 79° 4.621′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the Canadian side of the mouth of the Niagara River, where the river empties into Lake Ontario. It is situated along the river on the northern edge of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Course, at the end of the Fort Mississauga footpath that leads to the site of Fort Mississauga. This historical marker is affixed to the side wall of the fort's opened main
Point Mississauga Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. Point Mississauga Lighthouse Marker
View looking out from the interior of the fort, of the historic marker affixed to the south side wall of the fort's front gate entrance.
gate. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Mississauga (a few steps from this marker); Fort Mississauga is a National Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); A Strategic Location (within shouting distance of this marker); A Fort Evolves (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Mississauga Trail (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Remains of Three Soldiers (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Battle of Fort George (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Niagara on the Lake Historical District (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
Point Mississauga Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. Point Mississauga Lighthouse Marker
View looking into the fort of the featured historic marker affixed to the south side wall of the fort's front gate entrance (along with a distant view of the "Fort Mississauga" historic marker affixed to the fort's tower).
Site of the former Point Mississauga Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. Site of the former Point Mississauga Lighthouse
View of the entrance to Fort Mississauga.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 28, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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