Fort Willow is getting some recognition centuries in the making. Officials were on hand at the Springwater fort this morning to help recognize it as a National Historic Site. Fort Willow once served as a stop along a supply chain to the Upper Great Lakes during the war of 1812, without which many say the Americans would have seized control of the region. It fell into disrepair until a group of volunteers spruced it up starting in 1996. This comes ahead of tomorrow’s Festival At Fort Willow, where they highlight life as a British soldier back then.