Photographer's Note

Most of the history presented so far on Fort Niagara has dealt with the French, but the British also had claims to this fort. Great Britain gained control of the fort after the French and Indian War and held the post throughout the American Revolution all the way up to 1796. That year they were forced to yield it by treaty to the United States. Fort Niagara was recaptured by the British in 1813 and finally handed it over to the United States a second time in 1815, at the close of the War of 1812.

The War of 1812 was Fort Niagara’s last armed conflict and it thereafter served as a peaceful border post. Fort Niagara served as a barracks and training camp for both World Wars. The last army units were withdrawn from the post in 1963. Today, the U.S. Coast Guard represents the only military presence at the site.

Three flags currently fly over this fort: British, American, and French. The French flag that flies over the fort is not the one we're all familiar with today, rather it is the white flag of New France that flew over the fort during its French occupation.

Here is one last close look at a communal barracks bed. This one is located on the second story of the North Redoubt. The next part of our journey takes us to the Erie Canal.
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Additional Photos by Linda Richters (richtersl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 992 W: 583 N: 849] (3546)
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