Mallorytown in Leeds & Grenville Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
Chimney Island (Bridge Island)
During the War of 1812 the St. Lawrence was the life-line of Upper Canada along which virtually all military and civilian supplies were transported from Montréal to Kingston. Fear that the Americans might attempt to block the passage of materiel prompted the fortification of Bridge Island as a shelter for the supply batteaux and a base for British gunboats. A blockhouse was completed early in 1814 and a circular battery with an 18-pounder constructed. These defence works were maintained by a detachment of the 57th Regiment and artillerymen during 1814, but fell into disrepair soon after the war.
Erected 1937 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Location. 44° 28.187′ N, 75° 50.387′ W. Marker is in Mallorytown, Ontario, in Leeds & Grenville Counties. Marker is on 1000 Islands Parkway 2 kilometers east of Mallorytown Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in a small parking area (no services).
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Chippewa Bay Area (approx. 5.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Crossover Island (approx. 6.5 kilometers away in the U.S.); Oak Point The Thousand Islands (approx. 9.8 kilometers away in the U.S.); Bay Road Cemetery (approx. 11.4 kilometers away in the U.S.); First Church (approx. 11.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Stone Quarry (approx. 11.8 kilometers away in the U.S.); World Wars Memorial (approx. 11.8 kilometers away in the U.S.).
Also see . . . Parks Canada - Chimney Island. (Submitted on August 14, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.