Kingston in Frontenac County, Ontario — Central Canada
Point Frederick Buildings
This peninsula, headquarters of the Provincial Marine (c. 1790-1813), and of the Royal Navy (1813-1853), was the major British naval base on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. Buildings surviving from this period include the Naval Hospital, the Guard House complex, and the Stone Frigate. On the southern part of the peninsula stands Fort Frederick, erected in 1812-13 but completely rebuilt in 1846. In 1875 the Point was chosen as the site of the Royal Military College of Canada which admitted its first class in June 1876.
Cette péninsule, quartier général de la Provincial Marine (c. 1790-1813) et de la Marine royale (1813-1853), fut la principale base maritime des Britanniques sur le lac Ontario durant la Guerre de 1812-1814. De cette période, on retrouve l'hôpital naval, le corps de garde et la Stone Frigate. À l'extrémité sud de la péninsule s'élève le fort Frederick, construit entre 1812 et 1813 et entièrement reconstruit en 1846. En 1875 la pointe Frederick fut choisie pour héberger le Royal Military College of Canada qui ouvrit ses portes en juin 1876.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Location. 44° 13.842′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Valour Drive, Kingston, Ontario K7K, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir James Lucas Yeo (here, next to this marker); Kingston Navy Yard (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Stone Frigate (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Strategic Importance / Importance Stratégique (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Commodore’s Residence, 1815 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Point Frederick (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Fort Frederick (approx. 0.4 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. This marker is on the the left-hand gate post at the Valour Drive entrance to grounds of the Royal Military College of Canada.
Also see . . . Royal Military College of Canada - Wikipedia. Located on Point Frederick, a 41-hectare (101-acre) peninsula in Kingston, Ontario, the college is a blend of older, historic buildings and modern academic, athletic, and dormitory facilities. Officer cadets are trained in academics, (Submitted on May 23, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War of 1812 •
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