Chimney Island (Bridge Island)

Chimney Island (Bridge Island) (HM1MVD)

Location: Mallorytown, Ontario K0E 1R0 Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 28.187', W 75° 50.387'

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During the War of 1812 the St. Lawrence was the life-line of Upper Canada along which virtually all military and civilian supplies were transported from Montréal to Kingston. Fear that the Americans might attempt to block the passage of materiel prompted the fortification of Bridge Island as a shelter for the supply batteaux and a base for British gunboats. A blockhouse was completed early in 1814 and a circular battery with an 18-pounder constructed. These defence works were maintained by a detachment of the 57th Regiment and artillerymen during 1814, but fell into disrepair soon after the war.
Year Placed1937
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 14th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 433204 N 4924395
Decimal Degrees44.46978333, -75.83978333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 28.187', W 75° 50.387'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 28' 11.22" N, 75° 50' 23.22" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1186 TIP, Mallorytown Ontario K0E 1R0, CA
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