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Letter from James Fortier, Port Colborne Light Keeper, to the Honourable Jean Chabot- 1854 
Text  9 May 1854,   A transcription of a letter written by James Fortier, the Port Colborne Lighthouse keeper, to the Honourable Jean Chabot regarding a salary adjustment. The original letter is currently unavailable. In the letter, Fortier discusses his participation in the War of 1812. He states his involvement...
James Fortier Photograph- Fort Detroit Medal 
Image  c.1860,   A copy of an original photo of James Fortier (April 10, 1792- January 11, 1865) wearing a medal that was awarded in 1849 for his participation at the Battle of Fort Detroit under Major General Sir Isaac Brock. He was also in charge of a gun boat that captured the American vessel "Commencement" and...
James Fortier Letter To W.H. Merritt, Chief Commissioner of Public Works in Toronto- 1850 
Text  17 Sept 1850,   A letter written by James Fortier who was the Port Colborne Lighthouse keeper after his War of 1812 Service. He had participated at the Battle of Fort Detroit under Major General Sir Isaac Brock for which he received a medal in 1849. He was also in charge of a gun boat on Lake Erie that captured...
Lt. David Morgan's Cabin Photograph 
Image    This is a photo of Morgan Cabin that was owned by Lieutenant David Morgan. Chief (Major) John Norton was known to have visited this cabin in April 28, 1809; before becoming an important First Nations officer in the War of 1812. Norton wrote of his visit in his Journal as an 1816 recollection. He...
Christian Zavitz, Jr. Log cabin 
Image  1967,   A photo of Christian Zavitz, Jr.'s log cabin from the "Port Colborne News", Second Section, Centennial Edition, Page 9B, August 1967. The cabin was located where the eastern part of Oakwood Cemetery is today in the Wainfleet Township. In late 1814, it was believed to have been looted by American...
Abraham Laing's Lead Bucket and Metal Ladle 
ObjectComments:  1797,   A lead bucket and metal ladle that are believed by some to have been used for making bullets. The ladle has a copper scoop and measures 35 cm long with a hook on the end. The bucket, with a metal handle, is stamped with what looks to be an A attached with an L and the year 1797. It measures 8cm x...
Powder flask & stopper 
Object  c. 1800,   A hand-made powder horn, dated approximately 1800, that is believed to have existed since 1790. Both the flask and the stopper are made wood. For more information, read "'Scruples of Conscience': The War of 1812 in the Sugarloaf Settlement" by Donald G. Anger, the Port Colborne Historical and...
Large Copper Powder Flask 
Object  c. 1800,   This large copper powder flask has a brass rim and spout at the top. Below the spout is marked "Dixon & Sons", the Manufacturer. The spout is marked: "DRAMS 4 1/2 4 1/2 4 3 3/4 3 1/2. Below the spout is a lever to open. There are also four small rings attached to the sides for straps to...
Powder flask 
Object  c. 1800,   A small copper flask that was presumably used for gun powder. There is a brass rim at the opening and a metal lever to open it. The design on the face is the same on both sides: Trees, a hunter and a dog. For more information, read "'Scruples of Conscience': The War of 1812 in the Sugarloaf...
Zavitz Mill Stone 
Object  c. 1790,   A mill stone from the Zavitz Mill located near the Eagle Marsh Drain (western end of Tennessee Avenue and Lakeshore Road in Port Colborne). The Zavitz Mill was one of the first mills in the southern end of the Niagara Peninsula. Another stone is located near the Port Colborne Hospital on Lake...
Mennonite Exemption Certificate- John Graybiel,1812 
Text  31 Aug 1812,   An original hand-written certificate dated August 31, 1812 declaring that John Graybiel of the Township of Wainfleet, County of Lincoln was a "manonist" and a son of a "Manonist" (meaning a Mennonite). This certificate, which the Militia Act required to be signed by three members of the...
Proclamation By Lt. Col.  Jas. P. Preston of the Invading American Army 
Text  30 May 1813,   A Proclamation dated 30 May, 1813 by Lt. Col. James P. Preston of the invading American Army upon the taking of Fort Erie during the War of 1812. He warns Canadian residents to resist taking up arms against him. He also invites the residents to voluntarily sign their names to a parole,which will...
Cannonballs- C.1812 
Object  c. 1812,   This set of four cannonballs were found at Gravelly Bay in Port Colborne. It is believed that the cannonballs were found here because of their proximity to Zavitz Mill. During the war, the mill would most likely have been protected with one or more cannons against possible marine attacks or enemy...
Cannonball- C. 1812 
Object  c. 1812,   Cannonball that was found at the south end of Elm Street, near the lake, in Port Colborne. It is believed that military stores and munitions were often kept in the Sugar Loaf area and would be quickly buried or secreted to prevent their seizure by advancing American troops. This was most likely...
Cannonballs- C. 1812 
Object  c. 1812,   Two cannonballs, one smaller and lopsided was found in a backyard on Catharine Street in Port Colborne and the other larger one was found elsewhere in the city. It is believed that military stores and munitions were often kept in the Sugar Loaf area and would be quickly buried or secreted to...
Musket Balls- c. 1812 
Object  c. 1812,   These five musket balls were found on Nickel beach at a home on Lakeshore Road East, Port Colborne Ontario. It is believed that during the War of 1812 many military stores and munitions were secreted or buried in haste to prevent their seizure by advancing American troops. This would most likely...
James Macklem Ledger- 1809 to 1816 
Text    Kept from 1809 to 1816, this brown suede-covered journal with gold lettering on the spine, provides insight into the daily lives of early Upper Canadian settlers. James Macklem (1759-1838), a native of County Tyrone, Ireland, immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1789. By 1795, he arrived at Chippawa, on...
Certificate of Achievement- John Pettit, March 26, 1825 
Text  26 March 1825, p. 2  A certificate of achievement for John Pettit, Esq. of Grimsby for undertaking the task of carrying dispatches throughout the Niagara Region on behalf of Major Glegg and the military in April 1813. Pettit came to Upper Canada following the revolutionary war and, during the war, carried dispatches...
Memorandum of Pay and Allowance due to Captain H. Nelles 
Text  , p. 1  A memorandum of pay and allowance due to Captain H. Nelles (1789-1841) from May 23-31 1814 and July 1st to last 1815. It also states pay due for six months while he was a prisoner of war from December 1812 to May 1813 at Fort Erie. Nelles was a Captain in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia...
Payroll List of 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia for Captain Henry Nelles- July 4 to 28, 1814 
Text  4-28 July 1814  A payroll list, dated July 4th to the 28th, 1814, for Captain Henry Nelles' Company of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This regiment participated in the Battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane. Nelles (1789-1841) was also known to have been held prisoner by American troops during...
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