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Amherstburg

Amherstburg, industrial town (1991 pop. 8,921), S Ont., Canada, on the Detroit River. Fort Malden, built (1797–99) to replace a post lost when Detroit was ceded to the United States, is now within a national historic park.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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