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NAVY ISLAND - near Chippawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Timo Explorer
N 43° 02.645 W 079° 01.060
17T E 661463 N 4767617
Quick Description: Archaeological remains related to ship building; occupied by William Lyon Mackenzie during Rebellions of 1837.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/26/2011 9:44:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMC529
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BCandMsKitty
Views: 9

Long Description:
The 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.

Plaqued in 1928
Classification: National Historic Site

Province or Territory: Ontario

Location - City name/Town name: Chippawa

Link to Parks Canada entry (must be on www.pc.gc.ca): [Web Link]

Link to HistoricPlaces.ca: [Web Link]

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