War of 1812Named Squaw Island by the men of LaSalle's expedition in 1679, this island was called Divided Island, "De-dyo-we-no-guh-doh," by the Senecas, referring to a division by marshy creek known as "Smuggler's Run." Presented by the Seneca Nation to Captain Parish, agent and interpreter, as a gift in acknowledgment of his services on their behalf, it is the site of troop landings and departures. It is also the site of the beaching, burning, and sinking of the British warship HMS Detroit in the War of 1812.
|Placed By||Black Rock Heritage Trail|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 11:16pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 671329 N 4755344|
|Decimal Degrees||42.93148333, -78.90038333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 55.889', W 78° 54.023'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 55' 53.34" N, 78° 54' 1.38" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1732 Niagara St, Buffalo NY 14207, US|
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