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Hamilton - Port Dover

Port Dover is an unincorporated community and former town located in Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada on the north shore of Lake Erie. Prior to the War of 1812, this community was known as Dover Mills. This community is the southern terminus for Ontario Highway 6; located 480 kilometres or 300 miles to the south of the Northern Ontario community of McKerrow. The second largest of the Communities in Norfolk County, Ontario, Port Dover had a population of 6,161 at the time of the 2016 Census.

Port Dover in Southern VictoryEdit

In the first year of the Great War, the U.S. crossed the Welland Canal with the loss of thousands of troops but the Canadians and British fell back forming a new defensive line from Hamilton on Lake Ontario through Caledonia to Port Dover on Lake Erie. Constant artillery bombardment and attacks by the U.S. forced the Canadians back into Hamilton itself, but the rest of the line continued to hold.[1] After much effort and many casualties, the Americans managed to break the line at Port Dover but that wasn't a break-through since the Canadians had the time to build a new defensive line west of there.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. American Front, pgs. 94-96, HC.
  2. Ibid., pg. 163.

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