• A plan of the Erie and Ontario Junction, or Welland Canal

      George Keefer, 1773-1858. (1826)
      Historic map showing the Niagara Peninsula with north oriented to the top at Lake Ontario, Lake Erie is shown at south and the United States is shown at east. Further title text reads as follows: “for the purpose of uniting the great Lakes in Canada by a navigable communication round the Falls of Niagara, with a Map of the adjacent territory. Compiled from actual survey by Mr. George Keefer, Junior.” Township boundaries are shown with each town labelled. Proposed routes for the First Welland Canal are shown creating a route connecting Lake Ontario at Niagara to Lake Erie at Fort Erie. Also shown are feeder canals, rivers, creeks, and forts. Relief is shown pictorially.
    • Plan of the situation of Fort Erie with the New Works & Buildings proposed

      Gother Mann, 1747-1830| (1803)
      Historic plan showing the ruins of the original military Fort Erie and the plan for a new proposed fort. North is oriented to the right. Text beside the title reads: “Vide Report of this Date”. It is also signed by the author: “Submitted by Gother Mann Col. Command. Rl. Engr. Quebec 1st Aug’t. 1803.” Lake Erie is shown east of Fort Erie. Shown west of Lake Erie and East of the “Road to Chippeway & Falls” is the ruins of military Fort Erie, King’s Store, Merchant’s Store and a Wharf. An unlabeled roadway extends from the “Road to Chippeway & Falls” to the location of a proposed fort. Within the confines of the fort walls there are six buildings shown, which include: two barracks, quarters for officers, storehouses, magazine and a guard house. Inset at the bottom of the map is a section of the proposed works. Scales are provided for both the plan and the section. Relief is shown by shading.