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Fort Erie in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Fort Erie Ferry Landings

 
 
Fort Erie Ferry Landings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, August 31, 2012
1. Fort Erie Ferry Landings Marker
The Niagara River is visible in the background.
Inscription. Throughout the 1800s there were many ferry landings competing for business along the Niagara River. The map below is a compilation of some of these locations.

Ferry leases were granted to:
Col. John Warren Sr.,
John Warren Jr.,
Nelson Forsyth,
Kenneth Mackenzie
and Col. James Kerby.

Colonel James Kerby was also Collector of Customs during the mid 1800s and reported his frustration to the government that “ferry boats landed her and there and everywhere as might best suit them.”
 
Erected by Town of Fort Erie.
 
Location. 42° 54.748′ N, 78° 54.548′ W. Marker is in Fort Erie, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Niagara Boulevard 0.1 kilometers south of Bertie Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Erie, Ontario L2A, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bertie Street Ferry Landing (here, next to this marker); Freedom Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Nowak Pier (approx. half a kilometer away in the U.S.); Harrowing Journey (approx. 0.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); International Crossing
Fort Erie Ferry Landings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, August 31, 2012
2. Fort Erie Ferry Landings Marker
View looking south down Niagara Boulevard, this marker is the nearest (northernmost) of the two markers adorning pillars at the entrance to Freedom Park.
(approx. 0.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Black Rock Harbor / From Plantation to Promised Land (approx. 0.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Broderick Park / Distinctive River Ecosystems (approx. 0.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Industrial Powerhouse (approx. 0.6 kilometers away in the U.S.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Erie.
 
Also see . . .  Ferry at Fort Erie. Photograph and info from the Maritime History of the Great Lakes site. (Submitted on September 9, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on August 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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