industrial town (1991 pop. 8,921), S Ont., Canada, on the Detroit River. Fort Malden, built (1797–99) to replace a post lost when Detroit was ceded to the United States, is now within a national historic park.
June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When JoAnn Matouk Romain's body was found floating in the Detroit River near Amherstburg, Ontario in the spring of 2010, Grosse Pointe Farms and Grosse Pointe Woods Police ruled the 55-year-old woman's death as a suicide.
Montreal, Kingston, the fortified posts from Fort George to Fort Erie on the Niagara River and Fort Amherstburg on the Detroit River were directly threatened as they lay along the best avenues of approach from the United States.