Monday, July 24, 2017

Forwarding Trade Plaque and Museum, Prescott, Ontario

In Prescott, Ontario, the Forwarders' Museum occupies the southwest corner of Water Street West and Centre Street. Nearby to the west of the Museum stands a plaque, titled, 'The Forwarding Trade at Prescott.'


What's Forwarding?
Forwarding is the business carried out by a person or company called a forwarding agent, a freight forwarder or a forwarder. The forwarding agent organizes shipments to get goods from a manufacturer or producer to a market, customer or a final destination for distribution. Most of the work forwarders do involves transportation logistics and the handling of documentation related to the movement of goods, including invoices, bills of lading, and documents for moving goods across international borders.




THE FORWARDING TRADE AT PRESCOTT
Before the completion of the canals between here (Prescott) and Montreal in 1847, Prescott was the eastern terminus of Great Lakes navigation. Established at the head of Galops Rapids in 1810, it soon became a centre for the forwarding, or shipping, trade and an important centre in Montreal's commercial system. One of the earliest forwarders at Prescott was Captain William Gilkison, who began operations on this property about 1811. As the population of Upper Canada increased rapidly after 1820, the trade expanded and forwarding firms, including Henderson & Hooker and Macpherson, Crane & Co., established shipbuilding yards, wharfs, and warehouses along this waterfront. Prescott's position in the forwarding trade began to decline in 1847 when uninterrupted navigation from Montreal to Lake Ontario became possible.
Erected by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Recreation






Inside the Forwarders' Museum Visitor Information Centre the visitor will find fascinating historical artefacts and a wealth of information about Prescott's historical sites and the city's history. There is not admission fee and the reception to visitors is friendly.














Thursday, July 20, 2017

Colonel Edward Jessup Plaque

The plaque commemorating Prescott's founder, Colonel Edward Jessup, stands on the site of Fort Wellington north of King Street East between Vankoughnet Street and Russel Street in Prescott, Ontario.




COL. EDWARD JESSUP 1735-1816
Born in Stamford, Connecticut, he foreited 500,000 acres near Albany, New York, by taking up arms for the King on the outbreak of the American Revolution. He raised the Loyal (Jessup's) Rangers and served under Burgoyne. This corps was disbanded at the end of the war, its members settling in the present Leeds and Grenville Counties, and on the Bay of Quinte. In return for his services, Jessup received extensive lands from the Crown. In 1810 a townsite was surveyed on this grant which he named after Robert Prescott, Governor-in-chief of Canada, 1797-1807.
Erected by the Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.




Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Prescott Cenotaph

The Prescott Cenotaph occupies a place just south of the Fort Wellington visitors parking lot east of Vankoughnet Street and North of King Street East in Prescott, Ontario.







First World War Memorial Poppy Garden
In memory of those who gave their lives in the Great War
1914-1918
From you, the torch we catch and hold it high.
We shall never break faith with those who've died.
May you rest in peace as these poppies grow.

LEST WE FORGET













WORLD WAR I
1914 — 1918

ARTHUR E. BAKER
HOWARD BAKER
PHILIP V. BLACKLOCK
CECIL BOVAIRD
WARD W. BURKE
JOHN H. DAVY
JACOB S. DOYLE
G. HARVEY EWART
IRA H. GLASGOW
ALBERT HURLBERT
ROYAL W. KINGSTON
E. WILLIAM LANE
ROY LINDSAY

JOHN A. MACDONALD
HAROLD P. MACGREGOR
CHARLES H. O'LEARY
GUY C. O'SHEA
GEORGE PATTERSON
JAMES PETERSON
WILLIAM ROBINSON
WILLIAM F. SHARPE
HARRY J. SMITH
JOHN R. W. TYNER
STANLEY W. WARD
WILFRED L. WHITE

WORLD WAR II
1939 — 1945

KENNETH N. ARTHURS
RALPH ARTHURS
JOHN BRYTAN
CARL DIETSCHWEILER
GERALD R. EGAN
FREDERICK W. FISHER
MAURICE P. HALPIN
FRANK C. MILLER
GEORGE MILLER
LAWRENCE G. MILLER
JOHN H. MORRIS
A. BARCLAY NEWSOME
ELWOOD POMEROY

THOMAS P. QUINN
ARNOLD RUNNING
ROBERT L. SCOTT
GUY SHAVER
BOWMAN SPERO
GORDON SUTTON
GRENVILLE SWAN
ARTHUR TINDAL
CLARENCE VICKERY
WILLIAM G. VICKERY
ROBERT WEBB
CARL WHITNEY
ALTON J. O'NEIL

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

KOREA
1950 — 1953