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SS Kingston

Brockville Historic Area: The Brock Trail

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2019
1. SS Kingston Marker
Inscription.  

The steamer KINGSTON was a regular visitor to Brockville and other river communities from 1901 to 1949

The SS KINGSTON was built in 1901 for the RICHELIEU & ONTARIO NAVIGATION CO. LTD of Montreal. It was the second in a series of three new paddle steamers built by the BERTRAM ENGINE WORKS COMPANY of Toronto. Each streamer was built bigger than the one before. The TORONTO was the first, in 1899; followed by the KINGSTON; and then the MONTREAL, in 1903.

The KINGSTON was characterized by her two round funnels and two side-paddle wheels. She was 288 ft. long, had a beam of 30.15 ft., a draft of 13.25 ft., and weighed 2925 tons gross.

The ship was designed by Arendt Angstrom, the naval architect of the Bertram company, assisted by L.E. Tornroos.

She was owned by the CANADA STEAMSHIP LINES from 1914 to 1948 and, along with the SS TORONTO, operated on the Toronto-Rochester-Kingston-Thousand Islands-Prescott run. Following the tragic burning of the NORONIC at Toronto in 1949, overnight lake service with CSL was halted, and the KINGSTON never ran again.
 
Erected 2006 by City of Brockville,

SS Kingston Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2019
2. SS Kingston Marker
Heritage Brockville, and Brockville Community Foundation.
 
Location. 44° 35.28′ N, 75° 40.871′ W. Marker is in Brockville, Ontario. Marker is on Block House Island Road 0.2 kilometers south of Water Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brockville, Ontario K6V 4S9, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 5 Sunken Treasures in the Brockville Area (a few steps from this marker); Blockhouse Island (a few steps from this marker); Con Darling (a few steps from this marker); The Bluenose Visit, 1933 / La visite du Bluenose, 1933 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wreck of the ROBERT GASKIN (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Blockhouse Island (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Blockhouse Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Brockville Rowing Club Regatta (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brockville.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Canada Steamship Lines steamboat KINGSTON. (Submitted on October 28, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Brockville Heritage Plaque Tour. (Submitted on October 28, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. A Brief History of Brockville. (Submitted on October 28, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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4. Canada Steamship Lines at Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 28, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Canada Steamship Lines. (Submitted on October 28, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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