Central Theme: Fort Wellington was the Guardian of the St. Lawrence
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Fort Wellington was the Guardian of the St. Lawrence
- River defence in the War of 1812 is the reason Fort Wellington was built
- The river was the main transportation and communication route for goods, people, arms, supplies, and equipment.
Four Main Messages
- Why a War?
- Sense of Danger
- Sense of Community
Prescott was a strategic location and was protected by a gunboat port
The war touched and shaped the lives of three distinct communities:
- First Nations