Sunday, October 28, 2012

An Advantage of Height

Recently on an excursion to Niagara Falls, we crossed over to the US to visit Fort Niagara.  Both my husband and I like to poke around historical sites and old forts are fascinating.
At one time, Fort George on the Canadian side was able to practically level Fort Niagara across the river simply because of the height advantage of their cannons.  Figuring this out, the Americans rebuilt, raised their canons to the roof of the artillery building and returned the favour.
I'm linking with Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.
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17 comments:

  1. Strategy was just so much easier and less complicated in those days!

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  2. Interesting post and it looks like you had a great time at Niagara. Enjoyed your photos in previous post as well.

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  3. Thanks for the history lesson! I'm sure it was an interesting historical sight to visit!

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  4. I'm always happy to learn a bit of history as I peruse the blog world. Thanks. Your photos are really great, too.

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  5. How interesting! We love finding our more about history when we travel! And now I learn so much from my blog buddies! Enjoy your week!

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  6. Very cool place! I hope we get to visit someday; we're just at the other end of Lake Ontario in Oswego... ^-^

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  7. An interesting bit of history Judith. Great mosaic. Have a great week!

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  8. I love historical sites! Your trivia was quite interesting, and the pictures are beautiful. That is definitely a place that I have to visit someday.

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  9. Hi Judith,

    I love the images in your mosaic!! I've never had the opportunity to visit Niagra Falls, but I would certainly love to. My in-laws were there back in September, and they really enjoyed it. They went over onto the Canadian side, and my MIL said the gardens were just GORGEOUS.

    I heard there was an earthquake off the coast of Canada; I hope you didn't suffer any ill effects from that. I hope Sandy will steer clear of you, too.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  10. That's an interesting tidbit of history to know. I hope they didn't fire too many shots at each other.

    I've visited Niagara Falls just once, and was awed by the tremendous majesty of it.

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  11. Judith you've made a wonderful mosaic of your pictures from your Niagara trip.
    very impressive buildings!
    Shane ♥

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  12. Love history. Like the photos you took of this location.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  13. Thanks for the history lesson. Sounds like you enjoyed the Niagara trip. Wonderful mosaic.

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  14. history and visiting historical places is always so interesting! thank you for the history lesson. Take care and have a wonderful week. I am not sure what side of the country you are on, but if you are on the east I stay safe from the storm. I am visiting you from Mosaic Monday.

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  15. I hope that whatever sparring Canada and the U.S. ever does will remain verbal only. LOL! Great bit of a history lesson there...one I had not known.

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  16. Very interesting mosaic, Judith! i love thr Niagra Falls area and explring old forts and historic sights.

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  17. What a neat place. I also enjoy historical sites. Have a great evening and remainder to your week~

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