Melville Island Prison

- War of 1812 -

Melville Island Prison, was constructed in 1808 and destroyed in 1935. American Prisoners of War were incarcerated by the British Empire here during the War of 1812.
Deadman's Island, where 195 American prisoners are buried in unmarked graves, is nearby.

Photo taken in 1929

Photo taken in 1889.
Deadman's Island is above and to the right.

Prison being destroyed by fire in 1935.


Photos courtesy Nova Scotia Archives

Ohio Society War of 1812

Deadman's Island

Deadman's Island Photos

Melville Island

Last updated 27 June 2005