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Port Stanley

Port Stanley

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Port Stanley

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Elgin
The Municipality of Central Elgin
In Port Stanley, at the downtown intersection of
Roads 23 and 4

Coordinates: N 42 39.955 W 81 12.716


Plaque Text

Kettle Creek was called by the Iroquois the "Kanagio", by the Ojibwas the "Akiksibi", by the French the "Riviére Tonti". Among early visitors were: Louis Jolliet, September, 1669; Dollier and Galinée, April 1670; the Celoron expedition, October, 1749; Sir William Johnson, 26th August, 1761; Colonel Thomas Talbot, 1801; Lord Stanley, 1824. First settler, John Bostwick, 1804. General Brock's expedition encamped on the beach, 9th August, 1812, on its way to Detroit.

Related Ontario plaques
Colonel The Honourable Thomas Talbot 1771-1853
The Talbot Settlement

Other plaques mentioning Sir Isaac Brock
Sir Isaac Brock (1769-1812)
Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K.B., 1769-1812
The Battle of Queenston Heights
The Capture of Detroit
Fort Amherstburg (Fort Malden)
The Francois Baby House
Hull's Landing 1812
The Long Point Settlement
Robert Nichol c.1774-1824
Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe 1763-1851
War of 1812



Other Plaques in Port Stanley
The London and Port Stanley Railway
Lieutenant-Colonel John Bostwick 1780-1849

Central Elgin Plaques

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