Hull's Landing 1812

On July 12, 1812, Brigadier-General William Hull, Commander of the North Western Army of the United States, landed with about 2,000 men near this site. He issued a proclamation stating that he came to liberate Canada from oppression. The British garrison at Amherstburg was too weak to oppose the invasion but later fought several skirmishes at the River Canard. On July 26, British reinforcements under Colonel Henry Proctor arrived and, on August 7-8, Hull withdrew to Detroit, leaving a small garrison near Sandwich which retired on August 11 at the approach of Major-General Isaac Brock.


On the grounds of the Hiram Walker Company, Riverside Drive East, the approximate site of the landing, Windsor

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Essex

Municipality: City of Windsor