Strategic Location

Strategic Location (HM1CLZ)

Location: Amherstburg, ON 92008 Essex County
Country: Canada

N 42° 6.374', W 83° 6.857'

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Strategic Location

A deepwater channel between here and Boblo Island brings ships close to shore, a fact dramatically illustrated when a north-bound lake freighter passes by. This was why Fort Amerstburg was originally located here - cannon on its walls would have no difficulty in hitting any ship sailing up or down the channel, allowing the fort to control this key waterway.

Two hundred years ago, all shipping had to pass within cannon shot of this fort. Today, southbound vessels pass on the other side of Boblo Island, using the dredged Livingstone channel.

Un emplacement strat?gique

Le profound chenal de navigation qui se trouve entre ici et l'ile aux Bois Blancs (aujourd'hui connue sous le nom d'?le Boblo) am?ne les navires ? passer tout pr de la rive, spectacle impressionnant lorsqu'un ?norme navire de charge passe en direction nord. Voil? pourquoi on avait choisi cet emplacement pour y construire le fort Amherstburg : les canons am?nag sur ses flancs n'auraient eu aucune difficult? ? frapper tout bateau naviguant en amont ou en aval du chenal, permettant au fort de ma?triser cette essentielle voie de navigation.

Il y a deux cents ans, tous les navires devaient passer ? port?e des canons de ce fort. Aujourd'hui, les navires se dirigeant vers le sud passent de l'autre c?t? de l'?le Boblo, se servant du chenal dragu? Livingstone.
Placed ByParks Canada
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 5:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 325187 N 4663734
Decimal Degrees42.10623333, -83.11428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 6.374', W 83° 6.857'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 6' 22.44" N, 83° 6' 51.42" W
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Area Code(s)760, 619, 858, 909
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 28-52 Fort Malden Dr, Amherstburg ON 92008, CA
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