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Kingston Navy Yard

Kingston Navy Yard

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted May, 2009

Kingston Navy Yard

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
On a stand in front of the Stone Frigate
on the grounds of the Royal Military College of Canada

Coordinates: N 44 13.791 W 76 28.001


Plaque Text

The Navy Yard established in 1789 as a trans-shipment point for the Great Lakes and as the Provincial Marine's Lake Ontario base was administered by the admiralty after 1813. During the War of 1812 Commodore James Yeo, R. N. commanded a considerable squadron built in these yards, including the 112-gun St. LAWRENCE. This base posed a constant threat to the Americans, who never felt strong enough to risk a direct attack. The Rush-Bagot agreement of 1817, which limited armaments on the lakes, brought about a decline in activity, and by mid-century the yards were closed.

Related Ontario plaques
Sir James Lucas Yeo 1782-1818
The Rush-Bagot Agreement

Related Toronto plaque
32 Pounder Cannon



More Plaques at the Royal Military College
Point Frederick
Point Frederick Buildings
The Royal Military College of Canada
The Rush-Bagot Agreement
Sir Edouard Percy Cranwill Girouard 1867-1932
Sir James Lucas Yeo 1782-1818
The Stone Frigate

Kingston Plaques

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