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Sep 28, 2013 - Fort Niagara

Decided to stay one more day and night at the KOA on Grand Island and go to Fort Niagara for the afternoon. We packed some crackers and a couple of cans of tuna salad to make a picnic. We went through the fort and finally first got our first view of Lake Ontario. Have now seen all 5 of the Great Lakes! Lake Huron was the only one we didn't spend time on the shore but we can say we saw it. The fort was originally built by the French in 1726. It is the oldest building in North America's Great Lakes Region. Three nations have held Fort...

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Jul 22, 2010 - Days 38 and 39

Yesterday we went to the town of Lockport and had a tour of the historic homes and saw the locks for the Erie Canal. We also saw some beautiful Tiffany stained glass windows in the Presbyterian Church. Truly beautiful! It rained on and off so we didn’t take the cruise on the Canal as planned, but enjoyed the things we did. Last night we took a tour of the Canadian side of the Falls at dusk thru dark. We got there just as the rainbow was forming over the Falls. We then went into the tunnels under the Falls and came out on the observation...

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Jun 22, 2008 - Fort Niagara

Youngstown, New York – June 22 History of Old Fort Niagara The history of Old Fort Niagara spans more than 300 years. During the colonial wars in North America, a fort at the mouth of the Niagara River was vital, for it controlled access to the Great Lakes and the westward route to the heartland of the continent. With the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825, however, the strategic value of Fort Niagara diminished. It nonetheless remained an active military post well into the 20th century. The three flags flown daily above the parade ground...

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