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post on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, at the mouth of the Niagara River, NW N.Y. It was strategically located on the water route to the fur lands. French explorer Robert LaSalle erected a blockhouse on the river in 1679; in 1726 a stone fort overlooking the
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Fort Niagara,

post on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, at the mouth of the Niagara River, NW N.Y. It was strategically located on the water route to the fur lands. French explorer Robert LaSalle erected a blockhouse on the river in 1679; in 1726 a stone fort overlooking the river was completed. A British force, led by Sir William Johnson, captured Fort Niagara in 1759 during the French and Indian War (see under French and Indian WarsFrench and Indian Wars,
1689–1763, the name given by American historians to the North American colonial wars between Great Britain and France in the late 17th and the 18th cent.
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). The British held the fort until 1796, when it was turned over to the United States by Jay's Treaty. During the War of 1812, the British captured Fort Niagara but returned it to the United States in 1815. The fort remained a U.S. military post until 1946. It is now a New York state park.
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When I went with Sir William agin’ the French, at Fort Niagara, all the rangers used the rifle; and a dreadful weapon it is, in the hands of one who knows how to charge it, and keep a steady aim.
The Neutral Islands," mentioned on pages 264, 378, and 379, are not identified, and the illustration of Fort Niagara is imaginary.
On 07 April, Brant, his "Indians" and volunteers journeyed three hundred miles from Fort Niagara.
In 1813, British forces captured Fort Niagara during the War of 1812.
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First and foremost among Drummond's objectives was Fort Niagara situated on the mouth of the Niagara River directly across from Newark and Fort George.
Eventually, in the Fort Duquesne, Fort Niagara, Amherst's Lake Champlain, Louisbourg, Quebec, Montreal, and Cuba campaigns the Royal Americans served well.
presents the colors during a ceremony at Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown, N.
Between those two historic periods came the War of 1812, and three forts--Fort George at the entrance to town; Fort Niagara across the mouth of the river in Youngstown, New York; and Fort Erie, about 37 miles south of Niagara-on-the-Lake via the scenic Niagara Parkway--offer interesting tours and special events.
However, the Americans viewed this battle as a failure as their purpose was to take control of Fort Niagara, which they failed to do.
Arriving at the French Fort Niagara on 23 August, Kalm probably met with Daniel-Marie Chabert de Joncaire, a French government official responsible for maintaining good relations with local Indians.
Just 35 miles long, the Niagara River carries the water from Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie, to the river's mouth at Fort Niagara in Lake Ontario.