1812 History
Oil Painting of Gravelly Bay and Sugarloaf Hill in Port Colborne


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Sponsors:
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Creator:
Unknown
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Paintings
Description:
An oil painting of Gravelly Bay and Sugarloaf Hill in Port Colborne. It is most likely a view taken from near Tennessee Avenue and Steele Street. The War of 1812 Veteran "Big John Steele", John Steele's log Tavern Inn, built 1824, is in the forground and Christian Zavitz's log home is located at the entrance to Eagle Marsh. Sugarloaf hill lies in the background and Zavitz Mill is out of sight behind the trees of the first point sticking out into the water. John Steele (1773-1855) served in the War of 1812 in Baxter's Co. in the 3rd Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. Steele bought a small parcel of land from Zavitz in the 1820s, where Tennessee Ave is today on Gravelly Bay. He built this cabin beside the old Sugarloaf road. Early records refer to the cabin as "Steele's Tavern" and it was known to be used as a meeting place before the canal was built. This painting offers insight into what the Sugarloaf area might have looked like during the War of 1812 time period.

In memory of Mr. & Mrs. Herman Ott.
Date of Original:
1875
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
978.159.1
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.8767817861251 Longitude: -79.26438331604
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Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum
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Oil Painting of Gravelly Bay and Sugarloaf Hill in Port Colborne


An oil painting of Gravelly Bay and Sugarloaf Hill in Port Colborne. It is most likely a view taken from near Tennessee Avenue and Steele Street. The War of 1812 Veteran "Big John Steele", John Steele's log Tavern Inn, built 1824, is in the forground and Christian Zavitz's log home is located at the entrance to Eagle Marsh. Sugarloaf hill lies in the background and Zavitz Mill is out of sight behind the trees of the first point sticking out into the water. John Steele (1773-1855) served in the War of 1812 in Baxter's Co. in the 3rd Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. Steele bought a small parcel of land from Zavitz in the 1820s, where Tennessee Ave is today on Gravelly Bay. He built this cabin beside the old Sugarloaf road. Early records refer to the cabin as "Steele's Tavern" and it was known to be used as a meeting place before the canal was built. This painting offers insight into what the Sugarloaf area might have looked like during the War of 1812 time period.

In memory of Mr. & Mrs. Herman Ott.