Fort Wellington

Fort Wellington (HM1KOZ)

Location: Prescott, Ontario Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 42.783', W 75° 30.614'

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English: The first Fort Wellington was erected on this site during the War of 1812 to shelter British regular troops and Canadian militia defending the vital St. Lawrence River transportation route. In February 1813 those soldiers crossed the ice to capture Ogdensburg, N. Y. When rebellion threatened Upper Canada in 1838 the fort was in ruins. Construction had scarcely begun on the present fort in November 1838 when a band of Canadian rebels and American sympathizers attacked, they were defeated nearby at the Battle of the Windmill by troops assembled at this fort.
French: Érigé ici, en 1812 pour défendre la voie stratégique de Sainte-Laurent, le premier fort Wellington logea des troupes régulières britanniques et des milices canadiennes. Traversant le fleuve gelé, cette petite armée s'empara d'Ogdensburg (N.Y.), en février 1813. Quand les troubles de 1838 menacèrent le Haut-Canada, le fort tombait en ruines. La construction du fort actuel de commencer quand, en novembre 1838, un groupe de rebelles et de partisans américains attaquèrent le forces réunies au fort leur infligèrent la défaite à la bataille du Windmill.
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HM NumberHM1KOZ
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Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
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Date Added Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 459585 N 4951201
Decimal Degrees44.71305000, -75.51023333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 42.783', W 75° 30.614'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 42' 46.98" N, 75° 30' 36.84" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 276-398 Vankoughnet St, Prescott Ontario , CA
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