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Fort Erie in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Fort Erie

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
1. Fort Erie Marker
Inscription. Three fortifications occupied this site. The first (1764-1779) and second (c. 1783-1803), located at lower levels, were abandoned when ice and water inundated the works. The third Fort Erie, built between 1805 and 1808, was repaired in January 1814 but was captured by an invading American army in July of that same year. The Americans used it as a base for subsequent operations, retreated here after their defeat at Lundy's Lane, survived a siege by the British in August and September, and destroyed the fort on November 5, 1814. It was rebuilt by the Niagara Parks Commission in 1937-1939.

I1 y eut trois forts successifs à cet endroit. Le premier (1764-1779) et le deuxième (cir. 1783-1803), sitéus en contrebas, furent abandonnés après avoir été envahis par les glaces. Le troisième fort Érié, construit de 1805-1808, fut réparé en janvier 1814. Le 3 juillet de cette année, des forces américaines s'en emparèrent et en firent leur base d'opération. Il s'y replièrent après leur défaite à Lundy's Lane et y soutinrent avec succès le siège des Britanniques en août et septembre. Les Américains rasèrent le fort Érié le 5 novembre 1814. La Commission des parcs du Niagara l'a reconstruit de 1937 à 1939.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location.
Fort Erie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
2. Fort Erie Marker
View of the historical marker, affixed to the inner wall, to the right (south) of the fort's main gate.
42° 53.589′ N, 78° 55.424′ W. Marker is in Fort Erie, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker can be reached from Lakeshore Road south of Dominion Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historic marker is located in Old Fort Erie. In order to see this historic marker one must park your vehicle in the Old Fort Erie Park's parking lot, pay the entrance fee in the park's Visitor Center, walk into the fort through the main gate, and then turn to the left to see where the historical marker is affixed to the inner wall of the fort, just to the left (south) of the front gate. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie, Ontario L2A 1B6, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capture of the "Ohio" and "Somers" (a few steps from this marker); Fort Erie, Pro Patria Mori Cairn (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); "The Best Planned City" (approx. 1.8 kilometers away in the U.S.); Waterfront Sites (approx. 1.8 kilometers away in the U.S.); Dedicated with Respect (approx. 2 kilometers away in the U.S.); Oliver Hazard Perry Monument (approx. 2.3 kilometers away in the U.S.); 28th U. S. Infantry
Fort Erie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
3. Fort Erie Marker
A view of the historic marker along with one of the fort's cannon.
(approx. 2.3 kilometers away in the U.S.); In Memory of 100th New York Volunteer Infantry (approx. 2.3 kilometers away in the U.S.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Erie.
 
Also see . . .
1. Olde Fort Erie. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on November 1, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Old Fort Erie - The official war of 1812 bicentennial website. This is a link to information provided by the official war of 1812 bicentennial website. (Submitted on November 1, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
Fort Erie Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
4. Fort Erie Cannon
Overhead view of the featured cannon, located next to the historic marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
5. Fort Erie Cannon
Close up view of the markings atop the featured cannon, next to the historic marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
6. Fort Erie
View of the exterior of the fort and the pathway leading to the front entrance to the fort.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
7. Fort Erie
View of the entrance through the fort's outer gate and the pathway leading to the fort's inner gate.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
8. Fort Erie
View from the outside of the front entrance to the fort.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
9. Fort Erie
View of the front gate from the interior of the fort.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
10. Fort Erie
View looking northeast of the interior of the fort.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
11. Fort Erie Marker
View looking southeast of the interior of the fort.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on November 1, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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