in the Niagara River, just above Niagara Falls, S Ont., Canada. It is famous as the scene of the last stand made by William Lyon Mackenzie and some of his fellow rebels in the Upper Canadian Rebellion of 1837.
She acted as bearer of secret despatches for the self-styled Patriots on Navy Island, during the Canadian Insurrection: sometimes dressing as a girl, and carrying them in her stays; sometimes attiring herself as a boy, and secreting them in the lining of her hat.
The Port Authority formally took possession of Navy Island, vowing to use the 64-acre property as a catalyst for the transformation of Portland into a major tourist resort, reports The Jamaica Observer (April 29, 2002):
The Government took possession of Navy Island shortly after its previous owner, the Blaise Group, collapsed in December 1994.
Our management programs at both SCI and SNI have prevented the need for federal listing of island fox (Urocyon littoralis) subspecies on Navy islands and has also supported a request for delisting of the island night lizard (Xantusia riversiana) due to recovery.