This overlooks the Niagara River near the location of the Peace Bridge. Fort Tompkins was a good sized fortification opposite Fort Erie.
I enjoy walking through this area because there are quite a few historical sites that can just pop up on you like this plaque.
The International Railway Company (IRC) preceeded the current Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Metro. I still remember the IRC streetcars running in front of our house on East Ferry Street in the 1940s. Like everything you got used to the noise and even missed it when it was gone.