Monday, October 4, 1813
— Tecumseh Parkway —East of the Forks, the Thames River becomes shallower and not navigable for larger ships. With the American forces close behind, the British vessels were threatened with capture. One cargo ship, probably the Miamis, had already been set on fire closer to the Forks. Near this site, two other ships, the Mary and the Ellen, were moored perpendicular to the shore and much of their contents dumped into river. They were then set on fire to block the river to any American gunboats.
|Placed By||Tecumseh Parkway|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 2:31am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 406568 N 4699398|
|Decimal Degrees||42.44128333, -82.13603333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 26.477', W 82° 8.162'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 26' 28.62" N, 82° 8' 9.72" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9668-9970 County Rd 39, Chatham-Kent ON N7M 5J4, CA|
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