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Kingston in Frontenac County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Stone Frigate

 
 
The Stone Frigate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2014
1. The Stone Frigate Marker
Inscription. English:
Once part of a large and active naval dockyard, this substantial stone building was erected as a warehouse for naval stores. Although initially planned in 1816, it was not completed until four years later when the need for storage facilities to hold gear and rigging from British warships dismantled in compliance with the Rush-Bagot Agreement had become acute. After the Rebellion of 1837 the building briefly functioned as a barracks for the naval detachment charged with patrolling the lakes. It was then apparently used as a storehouse again. By 1876 the structure, now known as the Stone Frigate, had been refitted to house the newly-established Royal Military College of Canada, an institution it continues to serve.

French:
Ce grand bâtiment de pierre servait autrefois d’entrepôt pour les magasins d’un important chantier naval. Conçu en 1816, sa construction ne s’acheva que quatre ans plus tard lorsqu’il y eut un besoin urgent de locaux pour entreposer l’équipement et le gréement des vaisseaux britanniques démantelés suite au traité Rush-Bargot, Après la rébellion de 1837, il servit brièvement de caserne au détachement naval chargé de patrouiller les lacs, puis serait redevenu un entrepôt. En 1876, remis en état et désormais appelé “Stone Frigate,” ce bâtiment abritait le tout nouveau
The Stone Frigate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2014
2. The Stone Frigate Marker
The marker is to the right of the entrance.
College militaire royal de Canada, qui l’occupe jusqu’a ce jour.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Citizenship and Culture.
 
Location. 44° 13.765′ N, 76° 28.006′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Ontario, in Frontenac County. Marker is on Point Frederick Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 Point Frederick Drive, Kingston, Ontario K7K 7B4,, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kingston Navy Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); Strategic Importance / Importance Stratégique (within shouting distance of this marker); Commodore’s Residence, 1815 (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir James Lucas Yeo (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Point Frederick Buildings (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Point Frederick (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Fort Frederick (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Point Frederick Artillery Battery (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
More about this marker. The Stone Frigate in on the grounds of Royal Military College of Canada on the east side of Parade Square.
 
Also see . . .  HMCS Stone Frigate - Wikipedia
<i>Stone Frigate, Royal Military College, 1876, Kingston, Canada</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Fort Henry Management, circa 1876
3. Stone Frigate, Royal Military College, 1876, Kingston, Canada
. Known within Royal Military College of Canada as "The Boat", the Stone Frigate houses 1 Squadron, who in turn call themselves the Stone Frigate Military Academy. Renovations to the Stone Frigate began in the summer of 2003; some interior refinishing had taken place in the mid-1960s, however the overall interior condition of the building was poor. Interior stone walls were restored and cleaned and new structural supports and interior walls were constructed. Windows, doors, and mechanical and electrical services were installed and an annex extension was built. The Department of National Defence officially re-opened the renovated Stone Frigate building in early April 2004. The Stone Frigate is on the Registry of Historic Places of Canada. (Submitted on May 22, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3. submitted on May 24, 2015. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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