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Near Kingston in Frontenac County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Fort Henry

 
 
Fort Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber
1. Fort Henry Marker
Inscription.  
The first Fort Henry was built during the War of 1812 to protect the British dockyards in Navy Bay. The present limestone citadel, constructed between 1832 and 1837, replaced the old fort as part of a larger plan for the defence of the recently completed Rideau Canal. Commissariat stores were built to join the advanced battery with the main fort in 1841-42. Fort Henry was garrisoned by British troops until 1871, when Canadian Gunnery Schools (forerunner of the Royal Canadian Artillery) took over. Abandoned by the military in 1891, the fort fell into disrepair. Restoration work began in 1936, and two years later Fort Henry opened as a historical museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar of 1812Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 44° 13.832′ N, 76° 27.618′ W. Marker is near Kingston, Ontario, in Frontenac County. Marker can be reached from Provincial Highway 2. Marker is located at the Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston, Ontario K7K 5G8, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
Fort Henry Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 16, 2009
2. Fort Henry Cannon
this marker. A different marker also named Fort Henry (within shouting distance of this marker); Kingston Navy Yard (approx. half a kilometer away); The Stone Frigate (approx. half a kilometer away); Strategic Importance / Importance Stratégique (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Point Frederick Buildings (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Sir James Lucas Yeo (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Commodore’s Residence, 1815 (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Pro Patria 1812-1814 (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
Fort Henry Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 16, 2009
3. Fort Henry Cannon
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By Robert L Weber, June 16, 2009
4. Fort Henry
Fort Henry image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 16, 2009
5. Fort Henry
Guarding the Harbor image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 16, 2009
6. Guarding the Harbor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,000 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 31, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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Sep. 27, 2020