Fort Henry

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Originally constructed during the War of 1812, Fort Henry sits near where the mouth of the Cataraqui River flows into the St. Lawrence. The fort standing today was built between 1832 and 1837 to protect Ontario's end of the Rideau Canal. After falling into disrepair, Fort Henry became a "living museum" in 1938, with the introduction of the Fort Henry Guard. It also served as a prisoner-of-war camp for German Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine personnel during The Second World War. Today it is a National Historic Site of Canada

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