Friday, August 21, 2009

Old Fort Erie



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

Old Fort Erie was the first fort built (in 1764) by the British in what is now Ontario, Canada. It is located across the river from Buffalo, New York, and was used as a base for British troops, Loyalist Rangers and Iroquois Warriors during the Revolutionary War. It was also besieged by the United States from August 3 to September 21, 1814, during the War of 1812.

This picture was when Betsy and I visited the Fort in August, 2002.

7 comments:

Kirigalpoththa said...

interesting!

We have many forts in SL most were done by the Dutch 17th n 18th century AD

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I haven't visited that fort for a long, long time. I think I'd enjoy a return visit. Hmmm. Maybe in the fall.

Busy Bee Suz said...

It suits it name...with the sepia that is. :)

rainfield61 said...

The British must have built many forts. We have one in Penang with a beautiful lighthouse.

Baron's Life said...

OK what gives here...did you take this shot George?
This post is very close to my heart cause it's close to where I grew up...Montreal Canada
Thanks Man...You're DA MAN

flyingstars said...

nicely composed shot & nice reading about it!

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for this post, George. Our military history sure offers a tangible connection to our ancestors and the people who had some serious, tangible short-term goals. We reap the benefits. It's so important to visit these places. They make the drama real and immediate.