No. 8. Sketch of the Isthmus or Belt of Niagara shewing the situation of the New Fortress
Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle, 1791-1847
Elias Walker Durnford, 1774-1850.
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Historical map showing the proposed fortress at Short Hills, boundaries, hydrological features, Indian lands, towns, route of the 1st Welland Canal before extension to Gravelly Bay, part of Feeder Canal before its completion, and some other proposed routes for canals to Lake Ontario.The sketch is of the Niagara Peninsula. It depicts the site for a new military establishment near ✹Short Hills' on top of the escarpment in Pelham Twp.Relief shown by hachures.NMC-21588."BB53" - in top right margin.Signed in bottom margin: "Rl. Engrs. Office, quebec, 20th Novr. 1827. E.W. Durnford, Col. Comg. Rl. Engineers, Canada."Photoreproduction.Handwritten in margin: VI/407-1827 indicating this was from the Public Archives of Canada.Described in: Mapping Upper Canada, 1780-1867 / Joan Winearls. 1991. Reference no.: 736.