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  • Abraham Laing's Lead Bucket and Metal Ladle
    Abraham Laing's Lead Bucket and Metal Ladle
    Objectcomment       A lead bucket and metal ladle that are believed by some to have been used for making bullets. The ladle has a copper scoop and measures 35 cm long with a hook on the end. The bucket, with a metal handle, is stamped with what looks to be an A ...
    Objectcomment     A lead bucket and metal ladle that are believed by some to have been used for making bullets. The ladle has a copper scoop and measures 35 cm long with ...
    1812 History
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • 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
  • Large Copper Powder Flask
    Large Copper Powder Flask
    Object       This large copper powder flask has a brass rim and spout at the top. Below the spout is marked "Dixon & Sons", the Manufacturer. The spout is marked: "DRAMS 4 1/2 4 1/2 4 3 3/4 3 1/2. Below the spout is a lever to open. There are also four ...
    Object     This large copper powder flask has a brass rim and spout at the top. Below the spout is marked "Dixon & Sons", the Manufacturer. The spout is marked: "DRAMS 4 ...
    1812 History
    Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
  • Battle of Lake Erie Plate
    Battle of Lake Erie Plate
    Object       On the back of the plate it says: Commodore Perry Leaving the Lawrence, Sept 10th 1815 "We Have met the Enemy and they are ours." Staffordshire England (Makers Mark)
    Object     On the back of the plate it says: Commodore Perry Leaving the Lawrence, Sept 10th 1815 "We Have met the Enemy and they are ours." Staffordshire England (Makers Mark)
    1812 History
    1812 History
    RiverBrink Art Museum
  • Commodore MacDonough Victory, Plate
    Commodore MacDonough Victory, Plate
    Objectcomment       Enoch Wood & Sons Makers Mark
    Objectcomment     Enoch Wood & Sons Makers Mark
    1812 History
    1812 History
    RiverBrink Art Museum
  • Major General Brown, Niagara. Plate
    Major General Brown, Niagara. Plate
    Object       Major General Zac Brown was in charge of the crew of the Niagara during the Battle of Lake Erie.
    Object     Major General Zac Brown was in charge of the crew of the Niagara during the Battle of Lake Erie.
    1812 History
    1812 History
    RiverBrink Art Museum
  • The Hornet Sinking the Peacock, The Hornet Blockadng the Bonne [Ciuenne). Milk or Cream jug
    The Hornet Sinking the Peacock, The Hornet Blockadng the Bonne [Ciuenne). Milk or Cream jug
    Object       A yellow, blue and copper milk or cream jug with naval battle scenery on either side.
    Object     A yellow, blue and copper milk or cream jug with naval battle scenery on either side.
    1812 History
    1812 History
    RiverBrink Art Museum
  • Major Gen. Brown, Niagara and Stephen Decatur Jr. Milk Jug
    Major Gen. Brown, Niagara and Stephen Decatur Jr. Milk Jug
    Object       Major General Zac Brown was in charge of the crew of the Niagara during the Battle of Lake Erie. Stephen Decatur Jr. was also an American Naval Hero from the War of 1812. During the War he was assigned to the U.S. Naval Ship the "United States" Decatur was the ...
    Object     Major General Zac Brown was in charge of the crew of the Niagara during the Battle of Lake Erie. Stephen Decatur Jr. was also an American Naval Hero from the ...
    1812 History
    1812 History
    RiverBrink Art Museum
  • Commodore MacDonough's Victory, Teapot
    Commodore MacDonough's Victory, Teapot
    Object       Transferware Teapot Blue and White portraying a scene from the War of 1812 in which commodore MacDonough is victorious.His most notable achievement occurred during the War of 1812. As commander of American naval forces in Lake Champlain he won the decisive Battle of Lake Champlain, also known as the Battle ...
    Object     Transferware Teapot Blue and White portraying a scene from the War of 1812 in which commodore MacDonough is victorious.His most notable achievement occurred during the War of 1812. As commander ...
    1812 History
    1812 History
    RiverBrink Art Museum
  • Shawl
    Shawl
    Object       Fine white linen shawl, embroidered in white silk, with white silk fringe around all four sides. Made From Flax Grown on Family Farm of John Butler. It has been suggested that it was worn at a Butler family wedding in 1800.
    Object     Fine white linen shawl, embroidered in white silk, with white silk fringe around all four sides. Made From Flax Grown on Family Farm of John Butler. It has been suggested ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
  • Oath of Allegiance to King George III
    Oath of Allegiance to King George III
    Object       Transcript (original spelling and grammar retained): We the Commissioned Officers belonging to the Second Regiment of Lincoln Militia - Do sincerely promise and swear that we will be faithful and bear true allegiance to his Majesty King George, and heirs will defend to the utmost of our power against all ...
    Object     Transcript (original spelling and grammar retained): We the Commissioned Officers belonging to the Second Regiment of Lincoln Militia - Do sincerely promise and swear that we will be faithful and ...
    1812 History
    Brock University Archives
  • American Coin
    American Coin
    Object       An American one cent coin with Liberty on the face side and identified as being from 1812.
    Object     An American one cent coin with Liberty on the face side and identified as being from 1812.
    1812 History
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
  • Double Cruise Lamp
    Double Cruise Lamp
    Object       This Phoebe lamp is one of the earliest types of lamps that had been used in the colonies during the 17th century to early 19th century. The lamp consists of two small iron bowls with spouts, one hanging above the other. The bowls are attached and hung by an iron ...
    Object     This Phoebe lamp is one of the earliest types of lamps that had been used in the colonies during the 17th century to early 19th century. The lamp consists of ...
    1812 History
    St. Catharines Museum
  • Powder Flask
    Powder Flask
    Object       A powder flask of the type used during the War of 1812. A pear shaped container carved from horn in two halves which are riveted together around the flattened edges. The horn has a smooth, shiny surface and ranges in colour from yellow-green to dark green. The measuring spout on ...
    Object     A powder flask of the type used during the War of 1812. A pear shaped container carved from horn in two halves which are riveted together around the flattened edges. ...
    1812 History
    St. Catharines Museum
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