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The Loyalist Landing Place 1784

The Loyalist Landing Place 1784

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

The Loyalist Landing Place 1784

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

Plaque Location

The County of Lennox & Addington
The Town of Greater Napanee
At Adolphustown, in a parking lot at the west end of a park
off the south side of Highway 33 just west of Road 8
at street number 10482

Coordinates: N 44 03.654 W 77 00.493


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Plaque Text

On June 16, 1784, a party of some 250 United Empire Loyalists landed from bateaux near this site and established the first permanent white settlement in Adolphustown Township. They had sailed from New York in the fall of 1783 under the leadership of Major Peter Van Alstine (1747-1811), a Loyalist of Dutch ancestry, and passed the winter at Sorel. Van Alstine was later appointed a justice of the peace, represented this area in the first Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada and built at Glenora the earliest grist-mill in Prince Edward County.

Related Ontario plaques
United Empire Loyalists
Hay Bay Church 1792
Bay of Quinte Loyalist Settlement
Loyalist Landing at Cataracoui
Loyalist Memorial Church

Related Toronto plaque
Loyalists In Upper Canada


Greater Napanee Plaques

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> Posted September 11, 2013
Related to Peter Van Alstine so found this interesting.

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