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Kingston in Frontenac County, Ontario — Central Canada ()
 

Charles Sangster

1822-1893

 
 
Charles Sangster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 15, 2019
1. Charles Sangster Marker
Inscription.  Sangster, one of the most significant Canadian poets of the pre-confederation period, was born at the naval yard, Point Frederick. In 1849 he edited the "Courier" at Amherstburg but the following year returned to Kingston to work for the "British Whig" and subsequently the "Daily News". In this community he did his best literary work, including two books, “The St. Lawrence and Saguenay and Other Poems" (1856) and "Hesperus and Other Poems and Lyrics” (1860). Sangster's writings are imbued with a love for Canada, its scenery, its history and its traditions. Following employment with the Post Office Department at Ottawa, 1868-1886, he spent the remainder of his life in retirement here in Kingston.
 
Erected 1964 by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Canada.
 
Location. 44° 13.625′ N, 76° 29.436′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Ontario, in Frontenac County. Marker is on Barrie Street just south of Court Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located near the northwest corner of the Kingston City
Charles Sangster Marker<br>(<i>wide view • Barrie Street in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 15, 2019
2. Charles Sangster Marker
(wide view • Barrie Street in background)
Park Baseball/Cricket field. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston, Ontario K7L 3E5, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frontenac County Court House / Palais de Justice du Comté de Frontenac (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Kirkpatrick Fountain (about 120 meters away); Militia Garrison 1837-38 (about 180 meters away); René-Robert Cavelier (about 240 meters away); Sir John Alexander Macdonald (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Early Land Survey in Ontario / Premiers Travaux D'Arpentage en Ontario (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Bishop Alexander Macdonell (approx. half a kilometer away); Kingston Post Office / Bureau de Poste de Kingston (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
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1. Charles Sangster Explained. Charles Sangster was the first poet to write poetry which was substantially about Canadian subjects. (Submitted on October 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Charles Sangster. Sangster's poetry distinguishes him as a lover and keen observer of the natural world. He displays overwhelming passion in some poems and equally extreme melancholy in others. Whatever his mood he is consistently and intensely serious and deeply religious. (Submitted on October 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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