A Kingston Album by Marion Van de Wetering

By Marion Van de Wetering

This album follows the heritage of Kingston from the founding of citadel Frontenac and the accompanying French cost of Cataraqui in 1673 to its present-day incarnation as a favored vacationer and commute vacation spot. as well as its wonderful army culture, Kingston has additionally been the centre of trade, transport, undefined, schooling, and executive within the sector. Many neighborhood electorate have prospered vastly from those diversified endeavours. Others were much less lucky. From the growth instances of Dilene Dexter Calvin's large transport and James Richardson's grain firm to the corruption and cruelty of Kingston Penetentiary less 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 past 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. a couple of hundred black-and-white images accompany the textual content, granting an intimate examine all aspects of lifestyles in Kingston over the past century. From the prisoners' quarters at citadel Henry in the course of international conflict I and the hearth in urban corridor, to the bustle of industry sq. on the flip of the century and the lonely stretch of street which used to be 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 information of Canada, the information of Ontario, and Queen's college data, those attractive pictures catch the delight and the ache of a urban continually in transition.

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In addition, the constant wind blowing inland from the lake made floating the sawn lumber back to the settlement by water time consuming. In 1791, the Constitutional Act was passed, ending the Crown's milling monopolies. Since the government would now be in competition with private ventures, they decided to lease the mills for a set annual fee. For the next forty years, several tenants tried to turn a profit at Kingston Mills, but were mostly unsuccessful. Finally, in 1840, the lease was transferred back to the military (MacKay, 1977).

The rights and obligations formerly attributed to the Seignior were transferred to the Crown. In 1783, the need to re-settle Loyalists along the banks of the St. Lawrence necessitated the expansion of the Crown's seigniorial obligations. In particular, the settlers would require the use of both a saw mill for cutting lumber and a grist mill for grinding flour. 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.

National Archives of Canada #PA-56149. M. Johnston. 54 Glimpses of the Way We Were King Street, 1916. Queens University Archives #PG-K 121-3. 55 j# JCingston^Ilbum Lowering the flag, Battlefield School of Signalling. National Archives of Canada #PA-110416. Photographer: W. Harold Reid. 56 Glimpses of the Way We Were Military pipe band, 1916. National Archives of Canada #PA-56116. M. Johns ton. 57 ^l JCingston^llbum Soldiers grooming horses, Barriefield camp, 1915. National Archives of Canada #PA-6I464.

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