Fort Erie


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Fort Erie,

town (1990 pop. 23,253), S Ont., Canada, on the Niagara River, opposite Buffalo, N.Y. A number of branch factories of U.S. firms are in the town, which is connected to the United States by bridge. Lumber is a chief industry. Fort Erie was built in 1764 and was taken from the British in the War of 1812 by American forces. In Aug., 1814, the Americans withstood a siege by a superior British force but afterward blew up and abandoned the stronghold. The modern town developed in the 20th cent.
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CBP continues to work closely with its stakeholders, including the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority, the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, Pegula Sports and Entertainment, and other partners to ensure traveler processing at the border is as smooth as possible.
On June 1, some 800 Fenians commanded by Colonel John O'Neill staged through Buffalo, New York to cross the Niagara River and seize the town of Fort Erie.
During the winter adjournment, the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs held its annual pre-budget consultations in Fort Frances, Sudbury, Ottawa, Cornwall, Fort Erie, London and Toronto and presented its findings to the House.
Peter Young, my third-great-grandfather, was born in 1784 in Waterloo Ferry, now Fort Erie, Ontario.
In 1927, the already opened Peace Bridge connecting Buffalo, New York, and Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, was officially dedicated.
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Fort Erie, Ontario - US customs officers began inspecting US-bound cargo trucks in Canada on Monday under a pilot program intended to relieve congestion at one of the border's busiest commercial crossings.
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He also planned an attack on the British position at Burlington, as a diversion in favor of the American forces under Major General George Izard at Fort Erie.
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.
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