Fort Schlosser: 1760, Niagara County, Niagara Falls. Built 40 rods further upstream from the site the French Fort
Little Niagara or Fort du Portage (1750-9) at the head of the Niagara Falls Rapids and south (upper) end of the land
route from Fort
Niagara. The new fortifications were a ditched square earthworks fort with four bastions. The chimney from the
burned French fort was used for the new barracks and mess house. The British also established a shipyard on Navy Island
in the river opposite the Fort. The portage route was attacked frequently and in September 1763 was the "Devils Hole Massacre".
Based on that 11 (or 5 by another account) blockhouses were constructed on the route for shelter in 1764. It remained
occupied by the British during the Revolutionary War and American operations never got to that area. Vacated in 1796.
Garrisoned by American troops in the War of 1812 it was captured in December 1813 and burned, although another account
says it was maintained until 1857 when it burned. The stone chimney was still there in 1980.
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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military
February 21, 2006