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Niagara Falls in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Bridgewater Mills

 
 
Bridgewater Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
1. Bridgewater Mills Marker
Inscription. In the late 1790's the river flowed swiftly around these islands. The Bridgewater Mills, a water powered saw and grist mill and an iron foundry, where the first bar iron was made in Canada, were located here. The Mills were burned by the retreating American Army after the Battle of Lundy's Lane on July 26, 1814, and were not rebuilt.
 
Erected by The Niagara Parks Commission.
 
Location. 43° 4.144′ N, 79° 4.003′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Burning Spring Hill Road just south of Niagara Parkway, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located along the Canadian side of the Niagara River, just above the Niagara Falls, in a community park that features the Dufferin Islands. The marker is situated along the side of one of the parks walking trails, very near to where the trail crosses Burning Spring Hill Road. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6X8, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stranded Scow (approx. half a kilometer away); Burch’s Mill (approx. half a kilometer away); Toronto Power Generating Station (approx. 0.7 kilometers
Bridgewater Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
2. Bridgewater Mills Marker
View of the historical marker situated next to one of the Dufferin Island Trails.
away); Niagara Park Greenhouses (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Church of the Holy Trinity (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Goat Island Flora (approx. 1.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); Three Sisters Islands (approx. 1.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); The Niagara Portage (approx. 1.2 kilometers away in the U.S.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar of 1812
 
Bridgewater Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
3. Bridgewater Mills Marker
View of the historical marker, situated along the Dufferin Islands Trail, looking south along Burning Spring Hill Road.
Bridgewater Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
4. Bridgewater Mills Marker
View of historical marker looking north, towards the Niagara River, along Burning Spring Hill Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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