I have seen the grand Fort Niagara from across the river in Niagara-On-The-Lake so I finally took time to go and see the oldest fort in the area. The fort and the people there made the two hour border wait worth it!
The history of the site started back in 1678 when the French established their first fort. The current construction is a mixed bag of French buildings from 1688 to 1759, British who took the Fort from the French in a siege in 1759. The British were forced to hand over the fort to the United States at the end of the Revolutionary War, only to take it back in 1813 during the War of 1812. The British again handed over the fort 1815 when the War was over. The Americans have maintained a military presence at the fort since. Most of the Army left the site in 1963 with the Coast Guard still maintain a presence.
Nikon F3 – AI-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4 – Kodak Portra 160