Category Archives: Map

Long Point Portage

This historic portage was an important link in the canoe route along the north shore of Lake Erie. It was first recorded by Dollier de Cassson and de Galinee in 1670. During August, 1812, the men who accompanied Brock from Dover to Detroit, found it difficult to pull the boats over the portage and called […]

Talbot Settlement National Historic Sites Plaque

32109 Fingal Line, Wallacetown, ON “THE TALBOT SETTLEMENT” The settlement, begun in May 1803, by Thomas Talbot was, despite the controversial practices of its founder, one of the most successful in Upper Canada. Major roads were constructed throughout the settlement and by a system of close and personal control Talbot managed effectively to keep out […]

St. Peter’s Church

5425 Tecumseh Line, Tilbury Established in 1802, this is the second oldest parish in the London Diocese. I was a log cabin church at the time of General Procter’s retreat in September 1813. It faces the river because at the time the Thames River was the main avenue for transportation. Posted from Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada.

Old Stage Road

This road, which follows in part the Indian trail, known as the “DetroitPath”, across East Oxford Township, was opened by settlers at the expense of Major Thomas Ingersoll in 1796-97. It joined a wagon road opened acrossBurford Township by local settlers, connecting near Brant’s Ford on the GrandRiver with a road to Long Point from […]