By Marion Van de Wetering
This album follows the heritage of Kingston from the founding of fortress Frontenac and the accompanying French cost of Cataraqui in 1673 to its present-day incarnation as a favored vacationer and go back and forth vacation spot. as well as its superb army culture, Kingston has additionally been the centre of trade, delivery, undefined, schooling, and executive within the sector. Many neighborhood electorate have prospered vastly from those various endeavours. Others were much less lucky. From the growth occasions of Dilene Dexter Calvin's large transport and James Richardson's grain company to the corruption and cruelty of Kingston Penetentiary lower than Warden Henry Smith Sr., the ups and downs of Kingston's voters have reflected the city's personal. As Kingston's value grew, so too did the impact its population had over the last days of the unified colony and the 1st of the fledgling Dominion. Sir John Graves Simcoe made Kingston his domestic for a time, as did Lord Sydenham and Sir John A. Macdonald. multiple hundred black-and-white images accompany the textual content, granting an intimate examine all aspects of lifestyles in Kingston during the last century. From the prisoners' quarters at castle Henry in the course of global struggle I and the hearth in urban corridor, to the bustle of marketplace sq. on the flip of the century and the lonely stretch of highway which was once department road, those pictures demonstrate either the momentous events within the city's background and the mundane. Hand-picked from the collections of the nationwide data of Canada, the documents of Ontario, and Queen's collage records, those attractive images catch the satisfaction and the ache of a urban continually in transition.
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A cook on the steamer Cataraqui also noticed the flames and, rousing the rest of the crew, joined their attempts to free the ship from her berth beside the blaze. The ship had been moored fast the previous evening because of the high winds, delaying the crew's efforts. Once freed, the pounding waves prevented the ship from leaving, and she caught fire in a matter of minutes. When the crew abandoned ship, the wind shifted, and she floated into the harbour. Both the Cataraqui and the Lord Nelson, which was also alight, drifted towards the Penny Bridge over the mouth of the Cataraqui River.
In exchange for the expense of construction, the Crown received a monopoly on both enterprises throughout the area. Although Cataraqui Falls was a good five miles upstream from the settlement, the height of the falls and the volume of water passing over them made them irresistible as the site of the needed mills. Construction began in the fall of 1783, but was soon halted by inclement weather. The building continued as soon as spring arrived and was finished in short order. Of excellent capacity for such a small settlement, Kingston Mills proved unpopular with the locals.
Corfield Family Album. 62 Glimpses of the Way We Were Winter crossing to Wolfe Island. Queen's University Archives #PG-K 197B-12. Corfield Family Album. 63 ^ JCingston^llbum T oday, the outbreak of a contagious disease can fly around the world in a day or two. During the age of sail, the time lag was much greater, but the progress of incurable diseases just as inexorable. And so, the outbreak of cholera which decimated India in 1817 followed the British to the Middle East. From there, it made its way to Russia and Poland, and finally to the rest of Europe.
A Kingston Album by Marion Van de Wetering