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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Niagara-on-the-Lake in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Early Years

 
 
The Early Years Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. The Early Years Marker
Inscription. [Text on Marker]:

Navy Hall originally consisted of a small shipyard, storehouses, residences and docks which served as a depot for local supplies; it also served as a trans-shipment point for the posts on the upper Great Lakes. From 1792 to 1796 Lieutenant Governor Simcoe had offices and his residence in the complex. These buildings were later converted to military use until destroyed by American artillery fire during the War of 1812.

[Caption for Background Picture]:

View of the Navy Hall complex
and Fort George from the
American side of the Niagara
River prior to the War of 1812.
(NAC/ANC C-26)

[Caption for Insert Picture]:

Survey Plan of Fort George and
Navy Hall showing the dock and
stores buildings along the
waterfront, circa 1799.
(NAC/ANC)

 
Location. 43° 15.136′ N, 79° 3.541′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Ricardo Street just south of Melville Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the grounds of the Navy Hall, between the site of Fort George and the Niagara River, nearest to the Niagara River.
The Early Years Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. The Early Years Marker
Close-up view of the picture insert on the historical marker showing the survey plan for Fort George and the Navy Hall.
Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 Ricardo Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Later Years (here, next to this marker); Navy Hall (here, next to this marker); John Graves Simcoe (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named John Graves Simcoe (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Isaac Brock's First Burial Site (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Fort Niagara (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); A Strategic Site (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Six Pounder Field Gun (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
More about this marker. The Navy Hall is located on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, just a short distance upstream from Fort Niagara which is located on the United States side of the River. Because the Navy Hall was located within the range of the cannon situated at Fort Niagara, its structures ended up being destroyed by American artillery fire during the War of 1812.
 
Also see . . .
1. Navy Hall. This is a link to information provided by Parks Canada. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Navy Hall.
The Early Years Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. The Early Years Marker
View of featured historical marker with a group of markers, on the grounds of Navy Hall, with a view of Navy Hall in the background.
This is a link to information provided by a web site that is Administered by Parks Canada. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Navy Hall. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
View of Fort Niagara image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. View of Fort Niagara
View from the grounds of the Navy Hall, looking north along the Niagara River towards Fort Niagara and Lake Ontario beyond the fort.
View of Fort Niagara image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
5. View of Fort Niagara
Another view from the grounds of the Navy Hall, looking north along the Niagara River towards Fort Niagara.
View of Fort Niagara image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
6. View of Fort Niagara
View of Fort Niagara as seen from the Canadian side of the River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 20, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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