A Kingston Album by Marion Van de Wetering

By Marion Van de Wetering

This album follows the background of Kingston from the founding of citadel Frontenac and the accompanying French cost of Cataraqui in 1673 to its present-day incarnation as a well-liked vacationer and commute vacation spot. as well as its wonderful army culture, Kingston has additionally been the centre of trade, delivery, undefined, schooling, and govt within the zone. Many neighborhood electorate have prospered drastically from those different endeavours. Others were much less lucky. From the growth occasions of Dilene Dexter Calvin's large delivery and James Richardson's grain firm to the corruption and cruelty of Kingston Penetentiary less than Warden Henry Smith Sr., the ups and downs of Kingston's electorate have reflected the city's personal. As Kingston's value grew, so too did the effect its population had over the past 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 features of lifestyles in Kingston during the last century. From the prisoners' quarters at citadel Henry in the course of international battle I and the fireplace in urban corridor, to the bustle of marketplace sq. on the flip of the century and the lonely stretch of street which was once department highway, those images demonstrate either the momentous events within the city's historical past and the mundane. Hand-picked from the collections of the nationwide records of Canada, the information of Ontario, and Queen's collage records, those attractive photos seize the delight and the discomfort of a urban regularly in transition.

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47 vessels. He also made several other changes, including the relocation of both ends of the canal. For the north entrance, By chose Sleigh Bay as the site of the initial series of locks, and on the southern entrance, By opted for Kingston Mills instead of Clowes' preferred site three miles west of Kingston. Although Sleigh Bay turned out to be an excellent choice, the shallow, muddy bottom below Kingston Mills has proven problematic, supporting the contention that perhaps Clowes' site would have been better.

After obtaining yet another contractor to take on the job, the line to Renfrew was completed in 1884. Financial difficulties, however, prevented the K and P's expansion to Pembroke. After a quarter century of service, in constant competition with other small railroads in the region, the old management was gradually phased out. The company was bought outright by Canadian Pacific in the early 1900s (Bennett and McCuaig, 1981). Entrance, Eagle Lake Phosphate Mine. National Archives of Canada #PA-50972.

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