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Kingston in Frontenac County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Point Frederick Buildings

 
 
Point Frederick Buildings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2014
1. Point Frederick Buildings Marker
Inscription. English:
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.

French:
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′ 
Point Frederick Buildings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2014
2. Point Frederick Buildings Marker
Marker on the left gate post.
N, 76° 28.153′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Ontario, in Frontenac County. Marker is on Valour Drive just from Point Frederick Drive, on the left when traveling east. 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,
The Stone Frigate image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2014
3. The Stone Frigate
officership, athletics, and bilingualism.
(Submitted on May 23, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
1846 Martello tower at Point Frederick image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2014
4. 1846 Martello tower at Point Frederick
Royal Military College of Canada image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2014
5. Royal Military College of Canada
<i>Royal Military College, Kingston, Ont., Canada</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Valentine-Black Co., Ltd., circa 1910
6. Royal Military College, Kingston, Ont., Canada
<i>Royal Military College, Aerial View, Kingston, Canada</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Fort Henry Management, circa 1940
7. Royal Military College, Aerial View, Kingston, Canada
Aerial view looking north at Point Frederick. with Fort Frederick and the Martello Tower at the bottom of the peninsula, the Royal Military College to the north, and the Stone Frigate to the east (picture right.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 23, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   6, 7. submitted on May 23, 2015. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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