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The Stone Frigate

The Stone Frigate

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

The Stone Frigate

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
On the grounds of the Royal Military College
on the east side of the Parade Square


Coordinates: N 44 13.770 W 76 28.008

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Plaque Text

Once part of a large and active naval dockyard, this substantial stone building was erected as a warehouse for naval stores. Although initially planned in 1816, it was not completed until four years later when the need for storage facilities to hold gear and rigging from British warships dismantled in compliance with the Rush-Bagot Agreement had become acute. After the Rebellion of 1837 the building briefly functioned as a barracks for the naval detachment charged with patrolling the lakes. It was then apparently used as a storehouse again. By 1876 the structure, now known as the Stone Frigate, had been refitted to house the newly-established Royal Military College of Canada, an institution it continues to serve.

Related Ontario plaques
Kingston Navy Yard
The Rush-Bagot Agreement
Sir James Lucas Yeo 1782-1818
Point Frederick
Point Frederick Buildings
The Royal Military College of Canada

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