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The Rush-Bagot Agreement

The Rush-Bagot Agreement

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

The Rush-Bagot Agreement

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
On the northeast corner of General Crerar Crescent and Valour Road
on the grounds of the Royal Military College of Canada

Coordinates: N 44 13.794 W 76 27.978


Plaque Text

A naval arms limitation agreement negotiated to demilitarize the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain after the War of 1812, this convention was concluded between the United States and Great Britain, represented respectively by Richard Rush and Charles Bagot, in 1817. Under its terms each country agreed to dismantle all armed vessels on the lakes with the exception of four retained for policing purposes and to construct no new warships. During the 19th century there were occasional infractions of the terms and during the Second World War they were somewhat modified, but the spirit of the convention has, in general, never been violated. Still technically in force, the Rush-Bagot Agreement has become a symbol of the long-standing, peaceful relations between Canada and the United States.

Related Ontario plaque
Sir Charles Bagot 1781-1843


War of 1812

Kingston Plaques

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> Posted December 4, 2010
The Kiwanis plaque, above, with female allegorical figures, is located in Washington, DC, on L Street, NW, near Pennsylvania Avenue, at coordinates 38.903812, -77.052357. A more imposing memorial terrace is at Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, New York (at 43.263342, -79.063663). -Wayne

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