The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Toronto Harbour and the Defence of the Great Lakes Region, 1783-1870
Publication:
The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 1994, p. 1-15


Description
Creator:
Benn, Carl, Author
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Articles
Description:
The history of Toronto harbour and the defence of the Great Lakes region has two main elements. First, various military planners in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries perceived merit in establishing a naval base at Toronto, although for the most part they were unable to fulfil their goals. Second, debate on Toronto's potential always occurred within a broader discussion ofthe region's strategic requirements. This paper will explore these two themes from the end of the American Revolution, when the British first took an interest in Toronto's naval potential, to 1870, when imperial forces withdrew from central Canada.
Date of Publication:
Jan 1994
Date Of Event:
1783-1870
Subject(s):
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.6355405096262 Longitude: -79.3847143066406
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Copyright Holder:
Canadian Nautical Research Society
Recommended Citation:
The Northern Mariner/le Marin du nord,IV,No.1 (January 1994),1-15.
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Toronto Harbour and the Defence of the Great Lakes Region, 1783-1870


The history of Toronto harbour and the defence of the Great Lakes region has two main elements. First, various military planners in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries perceived merit in establishing a naval base at Toronto, although for the most part they were unable to fulfil their goals. Second, debate on Toronto's potential always occurred within a broader discussion ofthe region's strategic requirements. This paper will explore these two themes from the end of the American Revolution, when the British first took an interest in Toronto's naval potential, to 1870, when imperial forces withdrew from central Canada.