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Loyalist Landing at Cataracoui 1784

Loyalist Landing at Cataracoui 1784

Photos by Brian Bockus - Posted October, 2018

Loyalist Landing at Cataracoui 1784

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
On the south side Ontario Street between
Gore Street and Lower Union Street (Note: this plaque has been reported as missing as of December 2016)

Coordinates: N 44 13.541 W 76 29.018


Plaque Text

Following the end of the American Revolution in 1783, Frederick Haldimand, Governor of Quebec, approved the resettlement of loyalist refugees in what is now southern Ontario. Favourable reports on the Cataracoui area led to its occupation by British forces in the spring of 1783 and to the commencement of surveys the following October. In June 1784 a party of Associated Loyalists from New York State under the command of Captain Michael Grass, part of a loyalist flotilla travelling from Montreal, established a camp here on Mississauga Point. Grass later recalled: "I led the loyal band, I pointed out to them the site of their future metropolis and gained for persecuted principles a sanctuary, for myself and followers a home".

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Hay Bay Church 1792
The Loyalist Landing Place 1784
Bay of Quinte Loyalist Settlement
Loyalist Memorial Church

Related Toronto plaque
Loyalists In Upper Canada


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> Posted December 17, 2008
Spelling correction; Cataracqui. Q not O

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