Fort Erie

Fort Erie
a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada, on Lake Erie, at the beginning of the Niagara River, next to Buffalo, N.Y. 24,096.

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      town, regional municipality of Niagara, southeastern Ontario, Canada. It lies along Lake Erie and the Niagara River and is linked to Buffalo, N.Y., by the International Railway and Peace bridges. The fort, built by the British in 1764, was captured by American troops during the War of 1812. British efforts at recapture were repulsed, and the fort was abandoned (1814) and blown up. The fort was restored (1937–39) and was incorporated as a village in 1857. It became a town when it merged with Bridgeburg in 1932. Fort Erie is the site of a large horse-racing track and has steel, aircraft, automotive, paint, and pharmaceutical industries. Inc. town, 1932. Pop. (2006) 29,925.

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