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1809 in Canada
Events from the year
1809 in .
Parliaments of Canada
On August 17, the foundation of
Nelson's Column, Montreal was laid.  November 3:
John Molson's steamboat, , starts for PS Accommodation Quebec City. It is 85 feet (26 m) overall, has a 6 horsepower (4.5 kW) engine, and makes the distance in 36 hours, but stops at night and reaches Quebec on November 6. The Accommodation is the second steamboat in America, and probably the world. From 1809 to 1811,
Tecumseh, Shawnee chief, and the Prophet campaign to unite tribes of the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, and Southeast against the United States. His brother Tenskwatawa, the Shawnee Prophet, is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.
Napoleon's continental blockade cuts British access to Scandinavian timber. The North West Company builds Fort Gibraltar.
January 31 –
Lemuel Allan Wilmot, lawyer, politician, judge, and 3rd Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick (d. 1878) March 27 –
Jean-Louis Beaudry, entrepreneur, politician and 11th Mayor of Montreal (d. 1886) May 15 –
Pierre-Eustache Dostaler, farmer and politician (d. 1884) June 15 –
François-Xavier Garneau, notary, civil servant, poet and historian (d. 1866) July 25 –
Jonathan McCully, politician (d. 1877) October 11 –
Modeste Demers, missionary (d. 1871) November 15 –
Charles La Rocque, priest and third Bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe (d. 1875) November 24 – Amos Wright, farmer and politician (d. 1886)