Friday, October 1, 1813
— Tecumseh Parkway —Upon sighting American war ships at the mouth of the Thames River on October 1, 1813, the British Army boarded scows and bateaux near this site. One by one, the boats and their cargo were pulled across the river to their next encampment site at Dolsen's Landing, a small but important commercial site in Dover Township established by Matthew and Hannah Dolsen. The settlement consisted of the Dolsen's log home, a store, a blacksmith shop, a distillery, and other outbuildings. Dolsen's Landing had an ideal location with a gentle sloping bank allowing for easy river access. An advance party had already established bake ovens on the site in preparation for the encampment.
|Placed By||Tecumseh Parkway|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 10:15pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 398840 N 4693638|
|Decimal Degrees||42.38845000, -82.22896667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 23.307', W 82° 13.738'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 23' 18.42" N, 82° 13' 44.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7505-7769 Chatham-Kent County Road 36, Chatham-Kent Ontario N7M 5J5, CA|
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