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Niagara Portage Road

Niagara Portage Road

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

Niagara Portage Road

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted March, 2011

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The City of Niagara Falls
At the southwest corner of Portage Road
and Stamford Green Drive


Coordinates: N 43 07.537 W 79 05.952

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Plaque Text

Following the cession of the east bank of the Niagara River to the United States in 1783, the British authorities felt compelled to transfer the portage road around Niagara Falls to the west bank of the river. Opened in 1789 by a group of private traders led by Robert Hamilton, the road between Queenston and Chippawa, which passed to the east of this monument, became the official government route in 1791. Until the completion of the Welland Canal in 1829 and the building of railways in the 1850's, it was the principal link in trade, travel, and war between Lake Ontario and the upper lakes.

Related Ontario plaque
First Welland Canal 1824-1833

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