Grimsby in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo
The design of the gazebo was inspired by elements of Fort George in Niagara. The north "Bastion" of the gazebo points towards Lake Ontario and the location of the British fleet during the "Engagement at the Forty". The American cannon ball mounted on the Bastion wall was found near this site by Erwin Phelps, grandfather of Paul Phelps, and was likely abandoned by the American troops as they retreated.
Erected 2011 by Grimsby residents Paul and Wendy Phelps & Phelps Homes Ltd.
Location. 43° 12.275′ N, 79° 33.193′ W. Marker is in Grimsby, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Elizabeth Street north of Lakeside Drive when traveling north. Touch for map. This historic marker is located at the northern end of Elizabeth Street, in a community lakeside park, affixed to a gazebo overlooking Lake Ontario. Marker is in this post office area: Grimsby, Ontario L3M, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Flagpole (a few steps from this Engagement at the Forty (within shouting distance of this marker); Ball's Grist-Mill (approx. 15.9 kilometers away); Hamilton - Scourge Project (approx. 17 kilometers away).
Also see . . .
1. 1812-2-10-Engagement-At-The-Forty-Wayne-Clarkson. This is a link to a gallery of prints provided by Canadian Art Cards. (Submitted on July 2, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. 1812-12-9-Forty-Mile-Creek-June-8-1813-Robert-J-Williamson. This is a link to a gallery of prints provided by Canadian Art Cards. (Submitted on July 2, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 2, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.