Blockhouse Island

Blockhouse Island (HM2MD9)

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N 44° 35.259', W 75° 40.866'

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Brockville Historic Area: Our Past

This piece of waterfront land has not been a real island since 1860, when it was joined to the mainland by the Brockville & Ottawa Railway. This early railway company established their new terminus on Blockhouse Island, in conjunction with the new Brockville Railway Tunnel. Over the subsequent years after 1860, the island was expanded until it formed the area shown in this map. The shipment of goods to and from ships was carried out here for many years. Some of the buildings shown on the island above were re-constructed following a disastrous fire which took place here in 1870.
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This is a portion of the engraved Birds Eye View Map of Brockville, drawn by Herman Brosius and published by the Chicago Lithographic Co. in 1874
HM NumberHM2MD9
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Date Added Monday, October 28th, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 445935 N 4937370
Decimal Degrees44.58765000, -75.68110000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 35.259', W 75° 40.866'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 35' 15.54" N, 75° 40' 51.96" W
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