Charles Sangster

Charles Sangster (HM2M58)

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1822-1893

Sangster, one of the most significant Canadian poets of the pre-confederation period, was born at the naval yard, Point Frederick. In 1849 he edited the "Courier" at Amherstburg but the following year returned to Kingston to work for the "British Whig" and subsequently the "Daily News". In this community he did his best literary work, including two books, "The St. Lawrence and Saguenay and Other Poems" (1856) and "Hesperus and Other Poems and Lyrics" (1860). Sangster's writings are imbued with a love for Canada, its scenery, its history and its traditions. Following employment with the Post Office Department at Ottawa, 1868-1886, he spent the remainder of his life in retirement here in Kingston.
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HM NumberHM2M58
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Year Placed1964
Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board of Canada
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Date Added Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at 8:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 380948 N 4898175
Decimal Degrees44.22708333, -76.49060000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 13.625', W 76° 29.436'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 13' 37.5" N, 76° 29' 26.16" W
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