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Fort George

Fort George

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

Fort George

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Fort George

Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
Near the visitor centre at Fort George National Historic Site

Coordinates: N 43 15.116 W 79 03.787


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Plaque Text

Constructed by order of Lieutenant Governor Simcoe 1796-99, Fort George served as the headquarters for Major-General Brock in 1812. In May, 1813, it was bombarded and captured by the Americans who constructed fortifications of their own on the site. These in turn were retaken by the British in December, 1813. In 1815 Fort George was described as "tumbling into ruins" and ordered abandoned. The present works are a reconstruction done in 1937-40, and represent the fort as it was in 1799-1813. Only the magazine of the original fort remains.

Related Ontario plaques
The Battle of Fort George
John Graves Simcoe 1752-1806
Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K.B., 1769-1812


War of 1812


Niagara-on-the-Lake Plaques

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