Turkey Point Historic Site - Turkey Point, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
N 42° 41.933 W 080° 19.505
17T E 555279 N 4727597
Quick Description: This cairn has a Canadian National Historic Site plaque on it.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/9/2019 11:11:52 AM
Waymark Code: WM10Q4W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
The plaque reads:

Plaque text: "As early as 1798, Lieutenant Governor Simcoe planned to fortify this point. By 1813 nothing had yet been done, and following Proctor's retreat from Amherstburg the British decided to construct a navy year and covering fort here. Difficulties in supplying the post, together with the unsuitablility of the location led to abandonment of the project after only a blockhouse and part of a palasade had been built."

"In 1795, Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe selected the Turkey Point area for the construction of a fort and naval station. During the War of 1812, the area became of strategic interest to the British, who on the orders of General Henry Procter, built a blockhouse and a partial palisade on the slope above Turkey Point. From 1814 until 1815, Fort Norfolk served as a British military and naval post, but when hostilities ceased, the project was abandoned. By 1826, the fort was in such a state of decay that the naval and military developments were relocated northeast to the Grand River."
Cairn Location: military point of interest

Cairn Purpose: Battle Site Memorial

Types of rock: mortared granite fieldstones

Cairn Condition:

Type if different from above list: Not listed

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