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Frenchman's Creek

Frenchman's Creek

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

Frenchman's Creek

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted April, 2012

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Fort Erie
At a pullout on the east side of the Niagara Parkway
1.6 km north of Phipps Street

Coordinates: N 42 56.534 W 78 55.590


Plaque Text

In an effort to regain the initiative lost as Queenston, the Americans planned a general invasion for November 28, 1812. Before dawn advance parties crossed the Niagara River to cut communication between Fort Erie and Chippawa and to silence the British shore guns. The attackers failed to destroy the bridge over Frenchman's Creek and the batteries they had overrun were soon retaken by British reinforcements. After confused fighting the advance parties returned to the American shore. The main assault failed to materialize. The fiasco ended American hopes for victory on the Niagara Frontier in 1812.

Related Ontario plaques
Fort Erie
Fort Chippawa, 1791

War of 1812

Fort Erie Plaques

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