Ontario's Historical Plaques 

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Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2009


Plaque Location

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville
The Town of Gananoque
On a pylon on the west side of Stone Street
just south of Pine Street south of King Street

Coordinates: N 44 19.719 W 76 09.701


Plaque Text

A vulnerable point on the vital line of supply from Lower Canada in the war of 1812-14, Gananoque was raided on the 21 September, 1812, when the bridge was destroyed. Subsequently fortified by the Leeds Militia and garrisoned in turn by the 104th, 41st, 89th, Canadian Voltigeurs, Royal Newfoundland, 57th and 70th Regiments, with Royal Artillery support, it became the base for a division of gunboats cruising among the Thousand Islands for the protection of transport.

Related Ontario plaque
Raid on Gananoque 1812

War of 1812

Gananoque Plaques

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