Fort Henry

Fort Henry (HMQBM)

Location: Kingston, ON K7K 5G8 Frontenac County
Country: Canada
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N 44° 13.831', W 76° 27.641'

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In English:
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.

In French:
Durant la guerre de 1812, un premier fort fut construitici, sur la point Henry, principalement pour defendre lechantier naval voisin. Quand le canal Rideau fut construitpour relier militairement Kingston a Montreal, l'importancestrategique du lieu augmenta. Le vieux fort fit place al'ouvrage actuel plus moderne, qui fut complete en 1836,au cout de L70,000. Servant de garnison aux unitesanglaises et a celles de larmee canadienne jusqu'en 1890,le fort ne fut jamais attaque, mais il a servi de prisonaux rebelles des insurrections de 1837-1838.

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.

Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 7:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 383345 N 4898513
Decimal Degrees44.23051667, -76.46068333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 13.831', W 76° 27.641'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 13' 49.86" N, 76° 27' 38.46" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Fort Henry Dr, Kingston ON K7K 5G8, CA
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