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By Marion Van de Wetering

ISBN-10: 0888822006

ISBN-13: 9780888822000

ISBN-10: 155488053X

ISBN-13: 9781554880539

This album follows the historical past of Kingston from the founding of castle Frontenac and the accompanying French payment of Cataraqui in 1673 to its present-day incarnation as a favored vacationer and commute vacation spot. as well as its fantastic army culture, Kingston has additionally been the centre of trade, transport, undefined, schooling, and executive within the quarter. Many neighborhood voters have prospered vastly from those diversified endeavours. Others were much less lucky. From the growth occasions of Dilene Dexter Calvin's large transport and James Richardson's grain company 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 significance grew, so too did the impression 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. multiple hundred black-and-white photos accompany the textual content, granting an intimate examine all aspects of existence in Kingston during the last century. From the prisoners' quarters at fortress Henry in the course of international struggle I and the hearth in urban corridor, to the bustle of marketplace sq. on the flip of the century and the lonely stretch of highway which used to be department road, those photographs show either the momentous events within the city's historical past and the mundane. Hand-picked from the collections of the nationwide files of Canada, the data of Ontario, and Queen's college documents, those appealing pictures trap the satisfaction and the discomfort of a urban continually in transition.

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The British government, mindful of the strategic importance of such a canal, immediately took over the venture, and in 1826 dispatched Lieutenant-Colonel John By to oversee the enormous project. The initial plans approved by the government stipulated that the canal have a depth of four feet, and that the locks be eighty feet long and twenty feet wide. Upon reviewing the proposed route, By made several alterations to the scheme, suggesting that the total depth be increased by a foot, and that the locks be made 150 feet long and fifty feet wide to accommodate larger steam The Mitzi exiting Kingston Mills Lock, 1914.

Queens University Archives # PG-K 121-5. 33 ^L JCingston^ttbum Fire at City Hall, 1908. Queen's University Archives #PG-K 110-15A. Irene Mooney collection. 34 Glimpses of the Way We Were Firefighters on parade. Queens University Archives #PG-K 148-24. 35 ^1 JCingston^Ilbum A hard gale was blowing the night of April 17, 1840. The ships docked at Kingston harbour that Good Friday evening were being tossed about, sorely straining their mooring ropes. About midnight, the captain of the steamer Telegraph decided his ship had taken enough of a pounding against the wharf.

One of the more successful of these endeavours was the Kingston and Pembroke Railway, or K and P. Known locally as the Kick and Push, the company, launched in the spring of 1871, was headed by C. F. Gildersleeve. Gildersleeve, an energetic and dynamic man, travelled extensively throughout the region speaking on behalf of the railway. The original plan was to run the line, as the name implied, from Kingston to Pembroke. However, the reality of laboriously cutting through the Canadian Shield proved daunting.

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