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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Niagara On The Lake > Fort Mississauga
Fort Mississauga
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created by MHInc on 9/18/2005 9:17 PM
last modified by Avatar-X on 1/16/2008 12:49 AM
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 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Closed
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Niagara On The Lake, Ontario
Owner: Niagara Parks Commision
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  • Security Patrols The Area
  •  Interesting Features
    Built as an emergency field fortification, this is the only example of a star shaped earthwork in Canada.

    Tunnel leading to the lake.

    2 really cool powder rooms

    Never actually used during war yet America's Fort Niagara watched right across the lake the whole time it was being built.

    Only Fort that I have ever seen this small and in this shape and style.
     Security Measures
  • 24 hour guard
  • Locked door
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1814
    Closed: 1870
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • head protection
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Mississauga point had been identified as the location for a fort. Plans for a battery of 14 cannons to oppose Fort Niagara date from 1799. Instead the first lighthouse on the Great Lakes was built.

    The first lighthouse on the Great Lakes was built of stone at Point Mississauga in 1804 by John Symington, under orders from Lieutenant-Governor Peter Hunter. Demolished in 1814 to make room for this Fort Mississauga, it's materials were incorporated into this tower.

    Construction began directly across the lake from Fort Niagara as a replacement for Fort George after the Americans had burnt it to the ground in December of 1813. The central tower was built on a foundation made from brick and stone salvaged from the ruble of Fort George and the surrounding town of Newark , the first Capital of Upper Canada .

    Fort Mississauga was no longer garrisoned and left abandoned.

    The fort was repaired and rearmed following the rebellion of 1837.

    In response to border disputes with the United States , Fort Mississauga was once again abandoned.

    The fort was manned for the last time during the tense
    times of the American Civil War and the Fenian scare of 1866

    The fort was no longer considered of Military value. It was later used by the Canadian military for summer training camps begun, during both World Wars, and the Korean Conflict.

    A 9-hole golf course had been laid out on Mississauga Point.

    All that remains if Fort Mississauga is the tower and earthwork of the barracks, guardroom, and cells.

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     Photo Galleries
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    Fort Mississauga Inside and Out
    Mon, Sep 19th, 2005
    posted by MHInc
    9 pictures
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    neX's Gray Afternoon Trip - May 22nd 2006
    Mon, Aug 7th, 2006
    posted by z0th
    13 pictures
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    Night - Light Painting
    Sun, Apr 13th, 2008
    posted by MHInc
    4 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 7/25/2008 6:14 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jul 25 08 at 6:14, Steed validated this location
  • on Apr 13 08 at 12:21, MHInc updated the main picture
  • on Apr 13 08 at 12:21, MHInc added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Apr 13 08 at 12:20, MHInc created a new gallery
  • on Mar 31 08 at 20:05, MHInc made this location public
  • on Mar 31 08 at 18:34, MHInc updated the main picture
  • on Mar 31 08 at 18:34, MHInc added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jan 16 08 at 0:49, Avatar-X changed the following: City, History
  • on Jan 15 08 at 20:14, Avatar-X reverted this location to a previous state
  • on Dec 21 07 at 5:26, Emperor Wang updated the main picture
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