Escape of the Royal George 1812, The - Ontario Heritage Trust

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Escape of the Royal George 1812, The

In the first significant naval action on the Great Lakes during the War of 1812, the British warship Royal George escaped its American pursuers by adroitly navigating the gap between Prince Edward County and Amherst Island. After an exchange of fire in Kingston harbour the following day, the American fleet was forced to withdraw.

Location

Highway 33, opposite the gap, about 5 km west of Bath

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: County of Lennox and Addington

Municipality: Township of Loyalist

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