Navy Island

Navy Island (HMX3A)

Location: Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6S6 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 43° 2.645', W 79° 1.058'

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Ile Navy

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.

De 1761 ? 1764, l'?le Navy servit de chantier pour la construction des premiers navires pont anglais qui devaient maintenir dans la zone sup?rieure des Grand Lacs les lignes de ravitaillement vers l'ouest pendant la r?volte de Pontiac. Rien ne vint troubler le calme de l'?le avant que William Lyon Mackenzie, d?fait ? Toronto, n'y men?t ses patriotes de Buffalo, le 14 d?cembre 1837. Les r?guliers britanniques et la milice bloqu?rent aussit?t l'?le; le 14 janvier 1838, le chef des rebelles, jugeant la situation desp?r?e, quittait les lieux.
HM NumberHMX3A
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 2:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 661466 N 4767617
Decimal Degrees43.04408333, -79.01763333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 2.645', W 79° 1.058'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 2' 38.70" N, 79° 1' 3.48" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9157 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls ON L2E 6S6, CA
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