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Fort Mississauga

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Located in: Niagara on The Lake
Location #2285
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Location Owner:timo explorer
Creation Date: 1/17/2011
Last Updated: 6/4/2014



Description
During the War of 1812 construction began on Fort Mississauga to replace Fort George after it was destroyed by American troops. Built strategically along the shores of Lake Ontario, in what is now Niagara-on-the-Lake, the fort was built to help British and Canadian forces defend the mouth of the Niagara River against the American army. It was constructed from the rubble of the town of Newark (now Niagara-on-the-Lake), which was largely destroyed during the war, and was completed after the War had ended in 1814. It is the only example of a star shaped earthwork in Canada. In later years Fort Mississauga was used as a summer training camp for Canadian military during World War I and II, and the Korean War.

Situated on the grounds of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club, Fort Mississauga can be accessed by a pedestrian trail which begins at the corner of Simcoe and Front Streets. Visitors are encouraged to stay on the marked trail until inside the fort for safety reasons, watch for flying golf balls.
From the grounds of Fort Mississauga visitors will be able to take in terrific views of Lake Ontario. The site is also the perfect vantage point to view Fort Niagara across the river in Youngstown, New York.

The block house is the only building of the original fort to survive with all other buildings destroyed or dismantled. The interior of the blockhouse is closed, but has wooden staircases leading to some upper windows. There are also some dugouts along the earthworks, presumebly for storage of supplies and munitions. A gated pathway leads down to the lakeshore.
Fort Mississauga is a National Historic Site of Canada



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Status: Repurposed
Category: Military


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May 2014
Fort Mississauga
Created on:6/4/2014
Created by: Motleykiwi
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Dec 8, 2013
Fort Mississauga
Created on:12/9/2013
Created by: drunkenmunky420
11 photos
Fort Mississauga
Fort Mississauga
Created on:12/11/2012
Created by: chrisbernardi
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Fort Mississauga
Fort Mississauga
Created on:12/8/2011
Created by: paranormalhaunting
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Fort Mississauga
Fort Mississauga
Created on:1/17/2011
Created by: timo explorer
8 photos


doom vs says:
12/11/2012 11:17:45 AM
I took a leak in one of those batteries. Nothing out of the ordinary was noted.
chrisbernardi says:
12/11/2012 10:45:05 AM
Went there,could not get into the main building. I did catch a weird photo in one of the Batteries as well as some strange EVP's.
paranormalhaunting says:
12/8/2011 5:52:32 PM
now u can see lol the inside
doom vs says:
6/17/2011 10:27:36 PM
Pictures I've seen and info I've come across indicates it's basically empty except for some wooden stairs to the upper windows.
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