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Point Frederick Buildings

Point Frederick Buildings

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted May, 2009

Point Frederick Buildings

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
On the left stone gate post at the Valour Drive entrance
to the Royal Military College grounds

Coordinates: N 44 13.844 W 76 28.172


Plaque Text

This peninsula, headquarters of the Provincial Marine (c.1790-1813), and of the Royal Navy (1813-1853), was the major British naval base on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. Buildings surviving from this period include the Naval Hospital, the Guard House complex, and the Stone Frigate. On the southern part of the peninsula stands Fort Frederick, erected in 1812-13 but completely rebuilt in 1846. In 1875 the Point was chosen as the site of the Royal Military College of Canada which admitted its first class in June 1876.

Related Ontario plaques
Point Frederick
The Stone Frigate
The Royal Military College of Canada


Kingston Plaques

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