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War of 1812-1814 - Gananoque, ON
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 44° 19.382 W 076° 09.742
18T E 407315 N 4908409
Quick Description: Marker recounting the Gananoque significance during the War of 1812.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 4/12/2015 4:34:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMNP8Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 1

Long Description:
Brass marker affixed to a boulder near the entrance to Col Joel Stone Heritage Park.

The marker stands in front of a semicircle consisting of a 12 pounder and 2 three pounder field guns from that era.

The marker reads:

War of 1812-1814

During the War of 1812 Gananoque was a
strategic point along the St Lawrence River
Corridor. All supplies heading west to support
British and Canadian forces had to pas through
this channel.

On September 21, 1812, a company of U.S.
army riflemen under the command of Captain
Benjamin Forsythe, attacked Gananoque. Their
objectives were to take prisoners, including
Colonel Joel Stone, commander of the 2nd
Regiment of Leeds Militia, capture military
stores and interrupt the British supply route.

In response to the raid, a blockhouse and
naval station were constructed to protect the
bateau and gunboat convoys.

Hostilities continued on both sides of the border
throughout the war. Canada was successfully
defended by British Regulars, the Royal Navy,
warriors of the First Nations and English and
French-speaking militia.

On December 14, 1814 the Treaty of Ghent ended
the war and Canada survived to become a free
and independent country.

JUNE 18, 2012.
Date Erected/Dedicated: JUNE 18, 2012.

Who put it there? Private/Government?: JOEL STONE HERITAGE PARK COMMITTEE

Joel Stone Heritage Park
Gananoque, ON CA

County/Province: Leeds/Ontario

Hours or Restrictions if Appropiate: From: 12:00 AM To: 12:00 AM

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