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  • Powder flask & stopper
    Powder flask & stopper
    Object       A hand-made powder horn, dated approximately 1800, that is believed to have existed since 1790. Both the flask and the stopper are made wood. For more information, read “‘Scruples of Conscience’: The War of 1812 in the Sugarloaf Settlement” by Donald G. Anger, the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. ...
    Object     A hand-made powder horn, dated approximately 1800, that is believed to have existed since 1790. Both the flask and the stopper are made wood. For more information, read “‘Scruples of ...
    1812 History
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • Powder flask
    Powder flask
    Object       A small copper flask that was presumably used for gun powder. There is a brass rim at the opening and a metal lever to open it. The design on the face is the same on both sides: Trees, a hunter and a dog. For more information, read “‘Scruples of Conscience’: ...
    Object     A small copper flask that was presumably used for gun powder. There is a brass rim at the opening and a metal lever to open it. The design on the ...
    1812 History
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • Zavitz Mill Stone
    Zavitz Mill Stone
    Object       A mill stone from the Zavitz Mill located near the Eagle Marsh Drain (western end of Tennessee Avenue and Lakeshore Road in Port Colborne). The Zavitz Mill was one of the first mills in the southern end of the Niagara Peninsula. Another stone is located near the Port Colborne Hospital ...
    Object     A mill stone from the Zavitz Mill located near the Eagle Marsh Drain (western end of Tennessee Avenue and Lakeshore Road in Port Colborne). The Zavitz Mill was one of ...
    1812 History
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • Cannonballs- C.1812
    Cannonballs- C.1812
    Object       This set of four cannonballs were found at Gravelly Bay in Port Colborne. It is believed that the cannonballs were found here because of their proximity to Zavitz Mill. During the war, the mill would most likely have been protected with one or more cannons against possible marine attacks or ...
    Object     This set of four cannonballs were found at Gravelly Bay in Port Colborne. It is believed that the cannonballs were found here because of their proximity to Zavitz Mill. During ...
    1812 History
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • Cannonball- C. 1812
    Cannonball- C. 1812
    Object       Cannonball that was found at the south end of Elm Street, near the lake, in Port Colborne. It is believed that military stores and munitions were often kept in the Sugar Loaf area and would be quickly buried or secreted to prevent their seizure by advancing American troops. This was ...
    Object     Cannonball that was found at the south end of Elm Street, near the lake, in Port Colborne. It is believed that military stores and munitions were often kept in the ...
    1812 History
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • Cannonballs- C. 1812
    Cannonballs- C. 1812
    Object       Two cannonballs, one smaller and lopsided was found in a backyard on Catharine Street in Port Colborne and the other larger one was found elsewhere in the city. It is believed that military stores and munitions were often kept in the Sugar Loaf area and would be quickly buried or ...
    Object     Two cannonballs, one smaller and lopsided was found in a backyard on Catharine Street in Port Colborne and the other larger one was found elsewhere in the city. It is ...
    1812 History
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • Musket Balls- c. 1812
    Musket Balls- c. 1812
    Object       These five musket balls were found on Nickel beach at a home on Lakeshore Road East, Port Colborne Ontario. It is believed that during the War of 1812 many military stores and munitions were secreted or buried in haste to prevent their seizure by advancing American troops. This would most ...
    Object     These five musket balls were found on Nickel beach at a home on Lakeshore Road East, Port Colborne Ontario. It is believed that during the War of 1812 many military ...
    1812 History
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • Wax Seal- c. 1784
    Wax Seal- c. 1784
    Object       Possibly from Adin Beebe. 1761 - 1843, son of Mary Secord/Joshua Beebe. Adin enlisted in Butler's Rangers and is noted on the June 15 1777 pay list. The seal is likely from a Crown Grant from John Butler.
    Object     Possibly from Adin Beebe. 1761 - 1843, son of Mary Secord/Joshua Beebe. Adin enlisted in Butler's Rangers and is noted on the June 15 1777 pay list. The seal is ...
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Scouring box- 1811
    Scouring box- 1811
    Object       Scouring box believed to have been owned by the Coffman family.
    Object     Scouring box believed to have been owned by the Coffman family.
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Surveyor's Chain- c.1780
    Surveyor's Chain- c.1780
    Object       Used to indicate land distances and for surveying land for legal and/or commercial purposes.
    Object     Used to indicate land distances and for surveying land for legal and/or commercial purposes.
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Bullet Mold
    Bullet Mold
    Object       Is believed to have been handmade during the War of 1812.
    Object     Is believed to have been handmade during the War of 1812.
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Wall Sconces (3)- 1810
    Wall Sconces (3)- 1810
    Object       Candles would have been an important source of light at this time and wall sconces would have been used extensively. Candles and light were essential during life in early Upper Canada. During the winter months, candles provided warmth and light to be able to read, sew or accomplish the duties ...
    Object     Candles would have been an important source of light at this time and wall sconces would have been used extensively. Candles and light were essential during life in early Upper ...
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Chamber Stick- c. 1810
    Chamber Stick- c. 1810
    Object       Candles would have been an important source of light at this time and chamber sticks would have been used extensively. Candles and light were essential during life in early Upper Canada. During the winter months, candles provided warmth and light to be able to read, sew or accomplish the duties ...
    Object     Candles would have been an important source of light at this time and chamber sticks would have been used extensively. Candles and light were essential during life in early Upper ...
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Wall Sconce- c.1800
    Wall Sconce- c.1800
    Object       Candles would have been an important source of light at this time and candle sconces would have been used extensively. Candles and light were essential during life in early Upper Canada. During the winter months, candles provided warmth and light to be able to read, sew or accomplish the duties ...
    Object     Candles would have been an important source of light at this time and candle sconces would have been used extensively. Candles and light were essential during life in early Upper ...
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Teapot- c.1800
    Teapot- c.1800
    Object       Teapot originally painted tole-style.
    Object     Teapot originally painted tole-style.
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Pennsylvania German Tolework Deed Box- c. 1820
    Pennsylvania German Tolework Deed Box- c. 1820
    Object       Pennsylvania German tolework deed box.
    Object     Pennsylvania German tolework deed box.
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Pennsylvania German Tolework Box- c. 1820
    Pennsylvania German Tolework Box- c. 1820
    Object       Pennsylvania German tolework box.
    Object     Pennsylvania German tolework box.
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Betty Lamps- c. 1800
    Betty Lamps- c. 1800
    Object       Betty lamps would have been an important source of light at this time and would have been used extensively. Light was essential during life in early Upper Canada. During the winter months, Betty lamps provided warmth and light to be able to read, sew or accomplish the duties of the ...
    Object     Betty lamps would have been an important source of light at this time and would have been used extensively. Light was essential during life in early Upper Canada. During the ...
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Wedding Dress- c.1806
    Wedding Dress- c.1806
    Object       This dress is believed to have been the Wedding dress of Mrs. Snyder.
    Object     This dress is believed to have been the Wedding dress of Mrs. Snyder.
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
  • Ellen Mason Sewing Sampler- 1806
    Ellen Mason Sewing Sampler- 1806
    Object       A sewing sampler created by Ellen Mason. Samplers provide us an understanding of the education of women in Niagara during this time. This sampler shows the craftsmanship, creativity and skill required.
    Object     A sewing sampler created by Ellen Mason. Samplers provide us an understanding of the education of women in Niagara during this time. This sampler shows the craftsmanship, creativity and skill ...
    1812 History
    Jordan Historical Museum
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