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Kingston in Frontenac County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Market Battery

 
 
The Market Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, April 3, 2002
1. The Market Battery Marker
Inscription. Stood on this site from 1848 to 1875. With Shoal Tower opposite it defended Kingston Harbour and the Rideau Canal. From 1875 this was a public park. In 1885 the Kingston and Pembroke railway station was built.
 
Erected 1955 by Kingston Historical Society.
 
Location. 44° 13.775′ N, 76° 28.793′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Ontario, in Frontenac County. Marker is on Ontario Street 0 kilometers south of Brock Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker stands on a wall within a public park across Ontario Street from Kingston City Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston, Ontario K7K, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The King's Royal Regiment of New York (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis de Buade Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau (within shouting distance of this marker); Point Frederick Artillery Battery (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Sir James Lucas Yeo (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Point Frederick (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Point Frederick Buildings (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Fort Frederick (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Commodore’s Residence, 1815 (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
The Market Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, April 3, 2002
2. The Market Battery Marker
The marker sits on the wall in the foreground, to the extreme right of this photo. Kingston City Hall stands in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 644 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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