Ile NavyThe British used Navy Island from 1761 to 1764 as a shipyard in which to build the first British decked vessels to sail the upper lakes. These were essential in maintaining the supply lines westward during Pontiac's uprising, 1763-4. Thereafter the island remained undisturbed until 14 December 1837 when William Lyon Mackenzie, after being defeated at Toronto, led a "Patriot" army from Buffalo to occupy it. Swift reaction by local militia and British regulars prevented his moving to the mainland and on 14 January 1838, facing a hopeless situation, he abandoned the island.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 2:28pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 661466 N 4767617|
|Decimal Degrees||43.04408333, -79.01763333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 2.645', W 79° 1.058'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 2' 38.70" N, 79° 1' 3.48" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9157 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls ON L2E 6S6, CA|
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