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Navy Island is a small island in the Niagara River in the province of Ontario, Canada. It is currently under the administration of the Niagara Parks Commission. It is located about 4.5 km upstream from Horseshoe Falls, and has an area of roughly 1.2 square kilometres. Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links Navy_Island_map. ... Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links Navy_Island_map. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Niagara River flows to the north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. ... Jump to: navigation, search Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th) • Land 917,741 km² • Water 158,654 km² (14. ... Jump to: navigation, search Horseshoe Falls, viewed from Goat Island, showing a portion of the mist generated by the falls. ...


History

Navy Island was settled by the Lamoka people in approximately 2000 BC and Meadowood culture peoples in 1000 BC. Jump to: navigation, search (21st century BC - 20th century BC - 19th century BC - other centuries) (3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC) Events 2064–1986 BC -- Twin Dynasty wars in Egypt. ... Jump to: navigation, search (11th century BC - 10th century BC - 9th century BC - other centuries) (1000s BC - 990s BC - 980s BC - 970s BC - 960s BC - 950s BC - 940s BC - 930s BC - 920s BC - 910s BC - 900s BC - other decades) (3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC) Events Partition...


During the French colonization of New France, Navy Island was known as Île de la Marina. Here the French built four ships that they used to service the Great Lakes. When New France was ceded to the British in 1763, they set up a shipyard here. In the War of 1812, they would also station a detachment on the island. Jump to: navigation, search New France (French: la Nouvelle-France) describes the area colonized by France in North America during a period extending from the exploration of the Saint Lawrence River by Jacques Cartier in 1534 to the cession of New France to the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1763. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Great Lakes from space The Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes on or near the United States-Canadian border. ... The Treaty of Paris, often called the Peace of Paris, or the Treaty of 1763 was signed on February 10, 1763, by the Kingdom of Great Britain, France and Spain with Portugal in agreement. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Small shipyard in Klaksvík (Faroe Islands), reparing fishing vessels Dockyards and shipyards are places which repair and build ships. ... Jump to: navigation, search The War of 1812 was a conflict fought on land in North America and at sea around the world between the United States and United Kingdom from 1812 to 1815. ...


In 1837, William Lyon Mackenzie and about 200 of his supporters captured the island and proclaimed the Republic of Canada there. On January 11, 1838, the rebels were forced from the island and retreated across the river into the United States. 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... William Lyon Mackenzie William Lyon Mackenzie (March 12, 1795 – August 28, 1861) was a Canadian journalist and rebel. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Republic of Canadas flag - the two stars represent Upper and Lower Canada. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1875, the Queens Hotel was established as a popular summer resort on the island. It was destroyed by fire in 1910. The federal government has leased the island to the Niagara Parks Commission since 1936. 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1910 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Navy Island was proposed to be the new World Peace Capital and headquarters of the United Nations by an international committee over 1945 and 1946. The island was considered to be an ideal location as it lay on the boundary between two peaceful countries. An artist's rendering of the World Peace Capital (as seen in the George Seibel Niagara River Collection at the Niagara Falls Public Library in Niagara Falls, Ontario) showed the property with bridges spanning both countries (at Grand Island in the US and the Canadian mainland on the other side) [1]. It was proposed that Navy Island would be ceded to the United Nations as long as the headquarters remained, and to revert to the Canadian government should the U.N. move. The proposal was ultimately turned down in favour of the current U.N. headquarters in New York City. Jump to: navigation, search The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization established in 1945. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Jump to: navigation, search Location of Niagara Falls in the Niagara Region Niagara Falls, Ontario (2001 population 78,815) is a city located on the Niagara River, in the Golden Horseshoe region. ... Jump to: navigation, search Grand Island is a town and an island located in Erie County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 18,621. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization established in 1945. ... Jump to: navigation, search United Nations headquarters, view from East River United Nations headquarters in New York City The United Nations headquarters is a distinctive complex in New York City that has served as the United Nationss headquarters since its completion in 1952. ... New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ...


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Navy Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (362 words)
Navy Island is a small island in the Niagara River in the province of Ontario, Canada.
Navy Island was settled by the Lamoka people in approximately 2000 BC and Meadowood culture peoples in 1000 BC.
Navy Island was proposed to be the new World Peace Capital and headquarters of the United Nations by an international committee over 1945 and 1946.
Navy Island - Niagara Parks, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (1176 words)
Navy Island is located on the Niagara River upstream from the Falls (7 kilometres south).
Navy Island is Federal Land under the control of NPC and patrolled by members of the Niagara Parks Police.
The island is a perfect choice for their new home as it remote, surrounded by water and will have a steady supply of fish and aquatic species for the birds’ consumption.
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