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    • Niagara - 1853

      R. I. Pilkington (1853)
      Historic map showing military land and reserves at Fort George in Niagara (present day Niagara-on-the-Lake). North is oriented to the bottom right. Original explanatory text below the title “NIAGARA” had been scratched out, below which is further explanatory text, which reads as follows: “The portion tinted Red, containing about 96 Acres to be retained by the Ordnance. The portion edged Vermilion containing about 117 Acres is proposed to be given up for the settlement of the Pensioners, but the Southern boundaries being still in dispute, only the portion tinted yellow can at present be handed over to Lt. Col. Tullock to be settled at his discretion – The portion tinted Purple may be used by the Pensioners for Pasturage only, the limit may extend further to the N.E. when the boundary is settled with the Dock Co.- “, signed R. Pilkington Draftsman. The map bears the stamp of the Office of the Commanding Royal Engineer’s Canada.
    • No. 13 Fort Erie, Plan of the Military Reserve - Content called 1000 acres

      Henry Vavasour; R. I. Pilkington; J. G. Kelly (1851)
      Historic map showing a portion of Bertie Township and the Military Reserve at Fort Erie. North is oriented to the top. Lake Erie is shown at south as well as the mouth of the Niagara River. Lots and concessions are shown in Bertie Township, some of which are numbered. The Ruins of Fort Erie and Snake Hill are shown along the bank of the Niagara River. A Mill is also shown near Waterloo. Black Rock Pier extends from the southern tip of Squaw Island towards Lake Erie. On the American side of the river, to the east, locations of military fort sites, Erie Canal, railways, a light house and a sea wall are labelled. Buffalo & Black Rock Harbour is on the east side of Black Rock Pier. Map is signed by authors: “Henry Vavasour, Col. Com'g Rl. Engineers, Canada, 26 October, 1850. R.I. Pilkington, Draftsman." Text in the bottom right corner reads: “Drawn in Lithogy by J. G. Kelly and printed at the Lithog. Establishment Quarter Master Generals Department, Horse Guards. February 1851.”
    • No. 16 Queenston. Plan of the Military Reserve, total content called 175 Acres.

      Henry Vavasour; R. I. Pilkington; J. G. Kelly (1851)
      Historic map showing a military reserve at Queenston adjacent to the Niagara River. North is oriented to the bottom right. A numerical index identifies select buildings. There is also a notation which provides an explanation regarding liner and colour markings. This map contains various notable locations including: Hamilton’s Wharf, wharf built by Mr. Macklem, a church in ruins, and Brock’s Monument. It also identifies the location where “Sir I. Brock fell 13th Oct. 1812”. Also shown is the; “Encroachment by the Erie and Ontario Railway Company”. A section of land adjacent to that owned by the railway company contains the following notation: “License of occupation to James Secord but actually occupied by the Hamilton Estate.” Relief is shown by hachures.
    • No.17. Niagara. Plan of the Military Reserve, total of content called 479 acres

      Henry Vavasour; R. I. Pilkington; J. G. Kelly (1851)
      Historic map showing the Village of Niagara (present day Niagara-on-the-Lake). North is oriented to the bottom right. Explanatory text below the title reads: “The Yellow and Green shade shews the extent of ground given to the Niagara Harbour and Dock Company by Act of Parliament passed 16th March 1831. The Green having always remained in possession of the Ordnance.” The Niagara River is shown at east. Fort Mississauga, the Ruins of Fort George and the layout of (the new) Fort George are shown. An “Old Guard House” is indicated adjacent to land and buildings which are labelled: “Royal Engr. Premises”. Main streets are shown and labelled. Land granted to religious organizations are noted as is the location of the town market. Other granted portions of land are indicated. Further south is Butlers Barracks, Commandants Quarters and a hospital. The map is signed by R. I. Pilkington, Draftsman. Relief is shown by hachures and shading.