Fort Amherstburg was the main British base on Lake Erie and protected the Amherstburg Navy Yard. It was from here that General Isaac Brock began his counterattack against American forces at Detroit. When the British retreated from the area following the capture of their fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie, they burned the fort to make sure it would not be used by the Americans. A smaller fort, named Fort Malden, replaced it after the war. The fort is located at Laird Street in Amherstburg. Take Ontario 20 south from Windsor and follow the Parks Canada Beaver logo signs.