Bertie Street Ferry Landing

Bertie Street Ferry Landing (HM14AS)

Location: Fort Erie, ON 20005 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 42° 54.744', W 78° 54.548'

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c. 1796 - 1950

Over the centuries there have been many ferry landings along the Niagara River. Some were built by local merchants and some as government licenced landing points.

The longest operating ferry dock was here, near the foot of present-day Bertie Street. It was licenced to Henry Windecker c. 1796.

This hub of activity was not only a crossing point to and from the United States, but was also the location of customs, immigration, vehicle registration, and a railroad terminus.

During the mid 1800s fugitive slaves were ferried here to freedom, as their last stop on the ?Underground Railroad'.

During the early 1900s tourists could board the Fort Erie, Snake Hill and Pacific Railroad at this point, for a trip to Erie Beach Amusement Park.

Ferry business declined following the opening of the Peace Bridge in 1927. The last crossing of people and vehicles to Fort Erie by ferry occurred Sept. 2, 1950, on a boat called the Orleans.
HM NumberHM14AS
Placed ByFort Erie LACAC
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 1:23am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 670667 N 4753207
Decimal Degrees42.91240000, -78.90913333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 54.744', W 78° 54.548'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 54' 44.64" N, 78° 54' 32.88" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 114-128 Niagara Pkwy, Fort Erie ON 20005, CA
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