Monthly Archives: November 2011

1812 – Part 11: The Sinking of the Nancy

1812 - Sinking of Nancy

A former Canadian fur trading vessel, HMS Nancy was the only ship left in the Upper Great Lakes after the Battle of Lake Erie. … Continue reading

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1812 – Part 10: Relief of Fort Michilimackinac

1812 - Relief Michilimackinac

Following the Battle of Lake Erie when the British fleet was defeated by the Americans, Fort Michilimackinac in the Mackinaw Straits was isolated. The … Continue reading

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1812 – Part 9: War and the Settlers

1812 - Settlers part 2

After the Americans had defeated the British at the Battle of Lake Erie and the Battle of the Thames – the south western region … Continue reading

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1812 – Part 8: The British Retreat and the Death of Tecumseh

1812 - Retreat and Death Tecumseh

Following the loss of the British Fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie it was decided to destroy everything that could be of use … Continue reading

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France: Wartime Memories, Vimy to Dunkirk

Int#6France-Wartime Memories, Vimy to Dunkirk

High overlooking Vimy Ridge in France, land has been dedicated to Canada and a huge war memorial built as a tribute to the gallantry … Continue reading

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1812 – Part 7: The Battle of Lake Erie

1812 - Battle Lake Erie

Prior to the War of 1812 navigation between Lake Erie and the Upper Great Lakes was forced to pass through a narrow channel on … Continue reading

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1812 – Part 6: Settlement in South Western Ontario

1812 - Settlement in SW Ontario

Inspired by Simcoe’s dream to create a British colony, flamboyant Colonel Tom Talbot obtained a land grant in South Western Ontario and offered new … Continue reading

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