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Queenston in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Niagara Escarpment

 
 
The Niagara Escarpment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. The Niagara Escarpment Marker
A close-up view of the English text side of the historical marker.
Inscription. Queenston Heights is part of the Niagara escarpment. A height of land which extends 725 kilometers across Ontario from Niagara Falls to Manitoulin Island. Over 430 million years ago, a shallow tropical sea covered most of central North America. Sediments and coral reef on the seabed were compressed into dolomite, a hard type of limestone which was more resistant to erosion then the bedrock of the adjacent lands after the water retreated. The cliffs of the escarpment are the exposed floor of the ancient sea. The escarpments rugged terrain, home to a wide variety of plants and wildlife forms a natural corridor through both urban and rural areas. In 1990, the United Nations designated the Niagara Escarpment a World Biosphere Reserve.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture, Tourisim and Recreation.
 
Location. 43° 9.687′ N, 79° 2.994′ W. Marker is in Queenston, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Niagara Parkway just south of York Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is situated on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, along the roadway that snakes it's way from the base to the crest of the Niagara Escarpment, in a roadside park that provides
The Niagara Escarpment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. The Niagara Escarpment Marker
A close-up view of the French text side of the historical marker.
a scenic over-view of the Niagara River and the surrounding landscape. Marker is in this post office area: Queenston, Ontario L0S 1L0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Redan Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 3. The Capture of the Redan and the Death of Brock (within shouting distance of this marker); 2. The Treacherous River Cliff (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Laura Ingersoll Secord (about 150 meters away); 1. Attack (about 180 meters away); 4. The Counter-Offensive Takes Shape (about 210 meters away); 5. The Decisive Battle (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The "Colored Corps" 1812 - 1815 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queenston.
 
Also see . . .  Queenston Heights National Historic Site of Canada. This is a link to information provided by the Parks Canada web site. (Submitted on January 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
The Niagara Escarpment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. The Niagara Escarpment Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along the Niagara Parkway.
The Niagara Escarpment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. The Niagara Escarpment Marker
View of the Niagara River as seen from the historical marker's location on the crest of the Niagara Escarpment.
The Niagara Escarpment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
5. The Niagara Escarpment Marker
Another, more close-up view of the Niagara River as seen from the historical marker's location on the crest of the Niagara Escarpment.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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