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Fort Henry

Fort Henry

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2009

Fort Henry Fort Henry

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
At the pedestrian entrance gate to the fort

Coordinates: N 44 13.831 W 76 27.641


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Plaque Text

An earlier fort was built here on Point Henry during the War of 1812 primarily to defend the nearby naval dockyard. When the Rideau Canal was built as part of a military route connecting Kingston with Montreal, the strategic importance of this site increased. The old fort was therefore replaced by the present structure of stronger and more advanced design which was completed in 1836 at a cost of over £70,000. Garrisoned by units of the British and then the Canadian Army until 1890, the fort never saw action, although it was used as a prison for rebels captured during the Rebellions of 1837-38.

Other plaques at this location
Pro Patria 1812-1814
Fort Henry

Related Ontario plaques
Rideau Canal 1826-1832


War of 1812


Kingston Plaques

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