Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Edenvale - Glengarry Landing


Location:  Simcoe County, Springwater Township   N 44° 27.051 W 079° 54.071                             Located on the north side of Highway 26, just west of Edenvale, at the entrance to Edenvale Conservation Area.

A key spot in the 1814 campaign of the War of 1812, now a National Historic Site, Glengarry Landing was the starting point for a flotilla of the Glengarry Light Infantry to make important advances in the west.  The flotilla was led by Lt.-Col. Robert McDouall (March, 1774 – 15 November 1848) was a Scottish-born officer in the British Army, who saw much action during the Napoleonic Wars and the Anglo-America War of 1812. He is best known for serving as the commandant of Fort Mackinac from 1814 until the end of the War of 1812.

Marker text:
At the forks of the Nottawasaga River, Lt.-Col. Robert 
McDouall, Glengarry Light Infantry, built the flotilla of boats 
with which he effected the relief of the British garrison at Fort 
Michilimackinac, in May 1814. He then organized a second 
expedition which, on 19th July, captured Prairie du Chien, 
on the Mississippi.

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