Kingston, Ontario

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Rideau Canal

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It is on the eastern end of Lake Ontario, at the beginning of the St. Lawrence River and at the mouth of the Cataraqui River (south end of the Rideau Canal).
The Rideau Canal, also known unofficially as the Rideau Waterway, connects Canada's capital city of Ottawa, Ontario, to Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River at Kingston, Ontario.

Thousand Islands

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The Thousand Islands tourist region is nearby to the east.
They stretch for about 50 mi downstream from Kingston, Ontario.

Princess Street (Kingston, Ontario)

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Cataraqui today refers to an area around the intersection of Princess Street and Sydenham Road, where a village that later took that name was located.
Princess Street is a major arterial road in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Fort Frontenac

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This outpost, called Fort Cataraqui, and later Fort Frontenac, became a focus for settlement. To establish a presence on Lake Ontario for the purpose of controlling the fur trade with local indigenous people, Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France established Fort Cataraqui, later to be called Fort Frontenac, at a location known as Cataraqui in 1673.
It is the present-day location of Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Louis de Buade de Frontenac

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To establish a presence on Lake Ontario for the purpose of controlling the fur trade with local indigenous people, Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France established Fort Cataraqui, later to be called Fort Frontenac, at a location known as Cataraqui in 1673.
In his first term, he supported the expansion of the fur trade, establishing Fort Frontenac (in what is now Kingston, Ontario) and came into conflict with the other members of the Sovereign Council over its expansion and over the corvées required to build the new forts.

Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute

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The first high school (grammar school) in what later became the province of Ontario was established in Kingston in 1792 by Loyalist priest John Stuart; in the present day it is known as Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute.
Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute (KCVI) is a secondary school in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Eastern Ontario

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Kingston is a city in Eastern Ontario, Canada.
Kingston, itself once capital of the Province of Canada, is the other major city in the region outside of the National Capital Region.

Frontenac County

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Kingston was the county seat of Frontenac County until 1998.
The city of Kingston is in the Frontenac census division, but is separated from the County of Frontenac.

Fort Henry National Historic Site

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The first Fort Henry was built during this time to protect the dockyards in Navy Bay.
Fort Henry National Historic Site is located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada on Point Henry, a strategic, elevated point near the mouth of the Cataraqui River where it flows into the St. Lawrence River at the east end of Lake Ontario.

Queen's University

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Queen's University, originally Queen's College, one of the first liberal arts universities, first held classes in March 1842; established by the Presbyterian Church, it later became a national institution.
Queen's University at Kingston (commonly shortened to Queen's University or Queen's) is a public research university in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Royal Military College of Canada

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The Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) was founded in 1876.
Located on Point Frederick, a 41 ha peninsula in Kingston, Ontario, the college is a mix of historic buildings and more modern academic, athletic, and dormitory facilities.

John Ross (1744–1809)

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Major John Ross, commanding officer of the King's Royal Regiment of New York at Oswego partly rebuilt Fort Frontenac in 1783.
After the war, Ross was instrumental in settling Loyalist refugees in what is now the Kingston area of eastern Ontario.

Lake Ontario

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It is on the eastern end of Lake Ontario, at the beginning of the St. Lawrence River and at the mouth of the Cataraqui River (south end of the Rideau Canal). It was the base for the Lake Ontario division of the Great Lakes British naval fleet, which engaged in a vigorous arms race with the American fleet based at Sackets Harbor, New York for control of Lake Ontario.
As the easternmost and nearest lake to the Atlantic seaboard of Canada and the United States, population centres here are among the oldest in the Great Lakes basin, with Kingston, Ontario, formerly the capital of Canada, dating to the 1670s (Fort Frontenac).

Cataraqui River

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It is on the eastern end of Lake Ontario, at the beginning of the St. Lawrence River and at the mouth of the Cataraqui River (south end of the Rideau Canal).
The Cataraqui River forms the lower portion of the Rideau Canal and drains into Lake Ontario at Kingston, Ontario.

Battle of Fort Frontenac

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The British destroyed the fort during the Battle of Fort Frontenac (Seven Years' War) in 1758 and its ruins remained abandoned until the British took possession and partially reconstructed it in 1783.
The location of the battle was Fort Frontenac, a French fort and trading post which is located at the site of present-day Kingston, Ontario, at the eastern end of Lake Ontario where it drains into the St. Lawrence River.

List of mayors of Kingston, Ontario

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It was incorporated as a town in 1838; the first mayor of Kingston was Thomas Kirkpatrick.
This a list of mayors of Kingston, Ontario.

John Stuart (priest)

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The first high school (grammar school) in what later became the province of Ontario was established in Kingston in 1792 by Loyalist priest John Stuart; in the present day it is known as Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute. Notable Loyalists who settled in the Cataraqui area include Molly Brant (the sister of Six Nations leader Joseph Brant); businessman and political figure Richard Cartwright; John Stuart, a clergyman, missionary and educator who arrived in 1785; and militia captain Johan Jost Herkimer.
He is noted for being the first chaplain of the Legislative Council of Upper Canada, for being the first Anglican priest in what is now Ontario, for building the first church in what is now Kingston, Ontario, and for opening the first grammar school in Upper Canada.

Kingston Penitentiary

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Kingston Penitentiary, Canada's first large federal penitentiary, was established in 1835 and operated until 2013.
Kingston Penitentiary (known locally as KP and Kingston Pen) is a former maximum security prison located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, between King Street West and Lake Ontario.

Saint Lawrence River

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It is on the eastern end of Lake Ontario, at the beginning of the St. Lawrence River and at the mouth of the Cataraqui River (south end of the Rideau Canal).
It encompasses four archipelagoes: the Thousand Islands chain near Alexandria Bay, New York and Kingston, Ontario; the Hochelaga Archipelago, including the Island of Montreal and Île Jésus (Laval); the Lake St. Pierre Archipelago (classified biosphere world reserve by the UNESCO in 2000) and the smaller Mingan Archipelago.

Kingston General Hospital

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The first meeting of the Parliament of the Province of Canada on June 13, 1841, was held on the site of what is now Kingston General Hospital.
The Kingston General Hospital (KGH) is an acute-care teaching hospital affiliated with Queen's University located in Kingston, Ontario.

Hotel Dieu Hospital (Kingston, Ontario)

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There were ten churches or chapels and the recently opened Hotel Dieu hospital was operated by sisters with the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph as a charity.
Hotel Dieu Hospital is a hospital in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Great Lakes

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It was the base for the Lake Ontario division of the Great Lakes British naval fleet, which engaged in a vigorous arms race with the American fleet based at Sackets Harbor, New York for control of Lake Ontario.

Kingston City Hall (Ontario)

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The market house was particularly noteworthy as "the finest and most substantial building in Canada" which contained many offices, government offices, space for church services, the post office, the City Hall (completed in 1844) and more.
Kingston City Hall is the seat of local government in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Molly Brant

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Notable Loyalists who settled in the Cataraqui area include Molly Brant (the sister of Six Nations leader Joseph Brant); businessman and political figure Richard Cartwright; John Stuart, a clergyman, missionary and educator who arrived in 1785; and militia captain Johan Jost Herkimer.
After the war, she settled in what is now Kingston, Ontario.

John A. Macdonald

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Kingston was the home of Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald.
Macdonald was born in Scotland; when he was a boy his family immigrated to Kingston in the Province of Upper Canada (today in eastern Ontario).