Backus Woods: Path to the cottonwood tree.

Backus Woods: Footpath to the cottonwood tree. A trail that Elizabeth Benton used, perhaps?

A marshy area at Long Point, close to the mouth of Big Creek.

The cottonwood tree at Backus woods

The cottonwood tree at Backus woods.

Along the path.

Along the cottonwood path. Paths like these were the mode of travel in Elizabeth’s time period in Upper Canada.

The Author gathering insight.

Sandra walking the Erie shore in September.

Moonlight.

Moonlight at Lake Erie.

Lake Erie at Long Point in September

Lake Erie at Long Point in September.

Uniform of the Royal Newfoundland Fencibles. (photo taken at The Citadel,in Halifax, NS

Uniform of the Royal Newfoundland Fencibles.   (photo taken at The Citadel in Halifax, NS)

Canon overlooking the waters at Fort Anne at Annapolis Royal. Jacques Blanchard's Acadian ancestors were exiled from here in the 1750's.

Canon overlooking the waters at Fort Anne at Annapolis Royal. Jacques Blanchard’s Acadian ancestors were exiled from this general area in the 1750’s.

Visiting the historic site of Grand Pre, NS.

Visiting the National Historic Site of Grand-Pre, Nova Scotia, on a cold, windy day.

The Plaque at Grand Pre, NS.

The Plaque at Grand-Pre, Nova Scotia.

Tecumseh’s Plaque, near the site of the Battle of the Thames. The abandoned village of Fairfield is very nearby, to the east.

At the Mouth of the Thames River at Lake St. Clair. February 24, 2013. Elizabeth and Jacques came by here on their way to the town of Fairfield.

At the Mouth of the Thames River at Lake St. Clair. February 24, 2013. Elizabeth and Jacques came by here on their way to the town of Fairfield in October 1813.

The mouth of the Detroit River at Lake Erie. The Battle of Lake Erie was fought far to the left of this photo. The fort at Amherstburg is far to the right.

The mouth of the Detroit River at Lake Erie. The Battle of Lake Erie was fought far to the left of this photo. The fort at Amherstburg is far to the right.

It began with Lone Bear saying, "More tinder is needed. Do you see the birch trees over there?" He pointed toward them, their beautiful white and silver trunks standing out amongst the other trees. (excerpt from Elizabeth's Quest)

It began with Lone Bear saying, “More tinder is needed. Do you see the birch trees over there?” He pointed toward them, their beautiful white and silver trunks standing out amongst the other trees.  (excerpt from Elizabeth’s Quest)

How ironic, that they should both be caught in the same web of deceit—he like the spider—she like the fly.  (excerpt from Elizabeth's Quest)

“How ironic, that they should both be caught in the same web of deceit—he like the spider—she like the fly.” (excerpt from Elizabeth’s Quest)

The Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, Quebec.  In March, 2013 the Napolean Exhibit was temporarily shown here.

The Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, Quebec. In March, 2013 the Napolean Exhibit was temporarily shown here.

A portrait of Napolean Bonaparte. British forces were heavily engaged in the war in Europe with the Emperor Napolean, and could not deploy more forces in Canada to counter American attacks here. (Photo taken in Montreal at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal)

A portrait of Napolean Bonaparte. British forces were heavily engaged in the war in Europe with the Emperor Napolean, and could not deploy more forces in Canada to counter American attacks here. (Photo taken in Montreal at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal)

All Photos © William Sauer 2013