Blockhouse Island

Blockhouse Island (HM1MT4)

Location: Brockville, Ontario Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 35.287', W 75° 40.858'

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On this island, formerly known as Hospital Island, stood the sheds erected to house emigrants who were victims of cholera in the great epidemic of 1832. Many persons died here, including Doctor Robert Gilmour, a native of Scotland and president of the first Board of Health in Upper Canada, who was stricken while attending the sick. During the Rebellion of 1837-38, a Blockhouse was erected here for the defense of Brockville. It was destroyed by fire in 1860.
HM NumberHM1MT4
Year Placed1959
Placed ByOntario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 445946 N 4937422
Decimal Degrees44.58811667, -75.68096667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 35.287', W 75° 40.858'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 35' 17.22" N, 75° 40' 51.48" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Block House Island Rd, Brockville Ontario , CA
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