The Founding of Queenston

The Founding of Queenston (HMYU2)

Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1L0 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 43° 9.884', W 79° 3.278'

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Following the loss, after the American Revolution of the Niagara River's east bank, a new portage around Niagara Falls was established in the 1780s' with Queenston its northern terminous. Wharves, storehouses and a block-house were built. Robert Hamilton, a prominent merchant considered the village's founder, operated a thriving trans-shipment business. Known as the "Lower Landing" it was named "Queenston" by Lieut.-Governor Simcoe. During the war of 1812 the village was badly damaged. Here lived such well-known figures as Laura Secord and William Lyon MacKenzie. Despite loss of commerce following the opening of the Welland Canal in 1829, Queenston later served as a terminous for the province's first horse-drawn railway. Queenston was incorporated into the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1970.
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HM NumberHMYU2
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Placed ByThe the Archaeological and Historic Sites Board, Ministry of Colleges and Universities
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 2:34pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 658141 N 4780945
Decimal Degrees43.16473333, -79.05463333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 9.884', W 79° 3.278'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 9' 53.04" N, 79° 3' 16.68" W
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Area Code(s)619, 858, 949, 310, 510,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 28-32 Queenston St, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1L0, CA
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