A Kingston Album by Marion Van de Wetering

By Marion Van de Wetering

This album follows the heritage of Kingston from the founding of castle Frontenac and the accompanying French cost of Cataraqui in 1673 to its present-day incarnation as a well-liked vacationer and shuttle vacation spot. as well as its high-quality army culture, Kingston has additionally been the centre of trade, transport, undefined, schooling, and govt within the zone. Many neighborhood electorate have prospered significantly from those assorted endeavours. Others were much less lucky. From the increase occasions of Dilene Dexter Calvin's large transport and James Richardson's grain company to the corruption and cruelty of Kingston Penetentiary below Warden Henry Smith Sr., the ups and downs of Kingston's voters have reflected the city's personal. As Kingston's significance grew, so too did the impression its population had over the last days of the unified colony and the 1st of the fledgling Dominion. Sir John Graves Simcoe made Kingston his domestic for a time, as did Lord Sydenham and Sir John A. Macdonald. a couple of hundred black-and-white pictures accompany the textual content, granting an intimate examine all aspects of existence in Kingston over the past century. From the prisoners' quarters at fortress Henry in the course of global conflict I and the fireplace in urban corridor, to the bustle of industry sq. on the flip of the century and the lonely stretch of highway which used to be department highway, those photographs reveal either the momentous events within the city's background and the mundane. Hand-picked from the collections of the nationwide documents of Canada, the information of Ontario, and Queen's collage records, those attractive photos seize the satisfaction and the ache of a urban consistently in transition.

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The rafts travelled round the clock until they came upon a set of rapids. Shooting the rapids was dangerous work, which the crew only attempted during the day. First, the rafts were disassembled into drams, each of which was piloted through the rapids separately. Occasionally, a dram would fall apart en route, and much time would by lost as the crew reassembled as many of the sticks, each branded with the company's insignia, as possible (Swainson, 1980). Glimpses of the Way We Were Market Square, 1907.

The refusal was a fatal mistake. Additional troops and heavy artillery had been sent, but to aid the British, not the invaders. On Friday, 59 ^l JCingston^llbum November 16, the fortified British forces made an all-out attack on the Point. A barrage of cannon fire rained down on the windmill, both from the landward side and from two gunboats and a steamer on the river. Although the assault failed to demolish the windmill, it was sufficient to force the Hunters to surrender. The 130 captives were bound and marched to Prescott, where they boarded a steamboat bound for Kingston.

55 j# JCingston^Ilbum Lowering the flag, Battlefield School of Signalling. National Archives of Canada #PA-110416. Photographer: W. Harold Reid. 56 Glimpses of the Way We Were Military pipe band, 1916. National Archives of Canada #PA-56116. M. Johns ton. 57 ^l JCingston^llbum Soldiers grooming horses, Barriefield camp, 1915. National Archives of Canada #PA-6I464. John Boyd collection. 58 Glimpses of the Way We Were M any people dissatisfied by British rule in Canada went to the United States in the early nineteenth century.

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