Ubique

Ubique (HM10IQ)

Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada

N 43° 15.069', W 79° 3.719'

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Everywhere

Artillery was vitally important to the defense of Upper Canada. Due to a shortage of heavy cannons available in the province, there were only five garrison guns mounted inside Fort George in May of 1813.

Moving large cannons weighing several tons was a challenge. The easiest way to move guns was by water. Movement by land was slow and labour intensive and could expose the men moving them to enemy fire. Bad weather and poor roads could also make the movement of large guns very difficult. After the destruction of Fort George by the Americans, the British were forced to leave behind their garrison artillery. Seven months later, the Americans also left behind a number of serviceable artillery pieces when the British forced them to abandon Fort George.

Shortly after the period of the War of 1812, the motto of the Royal Artillery became 'Ubique' (Latin for 'everywhere'). The reality of war often made this a challenging motto to live up to.
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HM NumberHM10IQ
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 12:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 657321 N 4790528
Decimal Degrees43.25115000, -79.06198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 15.069', W 79° 3.719'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 15' 4.14" N, 79° 3' 43.14" W
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Area Code(s)917, 212, 646
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 211 Niagara Parkway Recreational Trail, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1J0, CA
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