Fort Lernault, August 1, 1792
- Today's website illustration is a plan of Fort Lernault and the
civilian town of Detroit taken from an "accurate survey" and dated
August 1 1792.
Some interesting features:
1) Detroit burned down in 1805 or so, but the general street layout
etc. was basically the same in the rebuilt town at the time of the
War of 1812
2) Detroit was still under British control when this survey was taken
and map drawn. The interior of the fort looks somewhat different than
what "spy" RR found in January 1812 - buildings appear that either RR
couldn't see in January 1812, or that had been ripped down between
1792 and 1812 - 20 years...
3) absolutely *nothing* on this plan is the same in 2007... not a
single building or feature created by the hand of humans... I will
post the "overlay" brought to our attention by Larry Lozon next.