Robert Barrie is one of the more unique people related to the War of 1812 that I have researched and written on. While he managed to earn a disreputable reputation among the American population among the British and Canadians whom he interacted with he was well liked and respected. Barrie was born on the 5th of May 1774 in Florida, which at the time was still under British Rule, the son of Doctor Robert Barrie and Dolly Gardner. Despite his birth in North America he was raised in England. After his father passed away when he was still an infant his mother would move backRead More →

Established in 1917, Highway Two stretched across the entire length of Southern Ontario. From Windsor in the west to Cornwall in the east. Today much of the highway is now ‘downloaded’ to local municipal governments, but you can still drive much of the route, however the once over 800 kilometer long highway has been reduced to a small 1 kilometer length that is still signed as Highway 2. I had the day free to travel to Morrisburg for the 200th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Crysler’s Farm (War of 1812) so I decided to take a chance and drive a part of his historicRead More →