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Kingston Dry Dock

Kingston Dry Dock

Photo by Sheila Wang - Posted June, 2017

Kingston Dry Dock

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2009

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
On the south side of Ontario Street
between Gore and Lower Union streets


Coordinates: N 44 13.531 W 76 29.033

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Plaque Text

Mississauga Point was for over 150 years the site of major shipyards when Kingston was one of the important ports and ship building centres on the Great Lakes. The significance of this industry led the federal government to construct this dry dock in 1890. Initially operated by the Department of Public Works as a repair facility for lake vessels, it was enlarged and leased in 1910 to the Kingston Shipbuilding Company, the first of a series of private concerns which operated the shipyard until 1968. During the Second World War naval vessels, notably corvettes, were built in this shipyard.

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