Point Frederick

Point Frederick (HM1KP1)

Location: Kingston, Ontario Frontenac County
Country: Canada
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N 44° 13.666', W 76° 28.166'

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English: A strategic location for the defence of the Loyalist settlement at Cataraqui (Kingston), this point was reserved in 1788 and named after Sir Frederick Haldimand, Governor of Quebec (1778-86). In 1790-91 a guardhouse and storehouse were built. By 1792 a dockyard was in operation and during the War of 1812 this vital naval base was fortified. On November 10, 1812, the Fort Frederick battery took part in repulsing an American naval squadron under Commodore Isaac Chauncey. This structure, one of four massive stone Martello towers built to strengthen Kingston's defences, was erected in 1846-47 during the Oregon boundary crisis between the United States and Britain. In 1852 the dockyard was closed and in 1870 Fort Frederick was abandoned.

Cette point, lieu stratégique de defense de Cataraqui (Kingston) est réservée en 1788 pour usage militaire et nommée en memoire de Sir Frederick Haldimand, gouverneur de Québec (1778-1786). Un poste de garde et un dépôt y sont construits en 1790-1791 et, vers 1792, un arsenal est en activité. Cette base navale et ensuite fortifiée pendant la guerre de 1812 et le 10 novembre 1812, la batterie de Fort Frederick prend part au refoulement d'une escadre américaine commandée Isaac Chauncey. Ce bâtiment de quatre tours Martello est construit en 1846-1847 pour la defense de Kingston pendant l'affaire de l'Oregon entre les États-Unis et la Grande-Bretagne. En 1852, l'arsenal est fermé et en 1870, le Fort Frederick abandonné.
HM NumberHM1KP1
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Citizenship and Culture
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Date Added Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 382640 N 4898220
Decimal Degrees44.22776667, -76.46943333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 13.666', W 76° 28.166'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 13' 39.96" N, 76° 28' 9.96" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-7 Passchendale Dr, Kingston Ontario , CA
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