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Oct 16, 2010 - Amherstburg and Fort Malden

The small town of Amherstburg was first established as a British military fort in 1796. During the days of the Underground Railroad, the town was often the point at which freed slaves entered Canada. This town is situated on the banks of the Detroit River just across the river from the USA and at the mouth of Lake Erie. It is considered to be one of the oldest towns in Ontario. Although it was quite cool it was a lovely sunny day to explore the town. We enjoyed a great walk alongside the Detroit River and through the sculptured gardens of...

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Jun 2, 2009 - North American Black Historical Museum

We had a nice relaxing morning we went to our favourite little café in downtown, Amherstburg to start our morning off. We met a couple of young guys there this morning and Brian enjoyed talking hockey with them. From there we went to the North American Black Historical Museum. The Museum has been established to preserve Black Heritage from African origins. The museums main focus is on the Underground Railroad, Canadian black settlement and the accomplishments of the people of African origin who helped shape this great nation. The main...

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Jun 1, 2009 - Fort Malden - Amherstburg Ontario

Amherstburg is full of history and today we visited Fort Malden. Fort Malden preserves the remnants of the second British fort built at this location. The first, known as Fort Amherstburg, was established here, near the mouth of the Detroit River, in 1796. It was a centre of British operations during the war of 1812 and was destroyed by the British when they were forced to retreat from the Detroit River frontier in September, 1813. The present dimensions of the fort can be attributed to the American Army, which occupied the ruins of Fort...

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May 31, 2009 - Back In Canada - Amherstburg Ontario

We arrived in Amherstburg, Ontario on Sunday it was a great drive not as hectic as I thought even though we came through Detroit. It only took us 3 ¼ hrs to get here which was great, we didn’t have any problems at the border it only took us about 15 minutes to get through. We’re staying at the Yogi Bears Jellystone Park. The couple who manage the place have done a fantastic job at fixing the place up. We don’t have internet here as well so again will update as well as I can. We have just a great spot lots of sun and shade. We don't have...

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