Fort Frontenac

Fort Frontenac was a French trading post and military fort built in 1673 at the mouth of the Cataraqui River where the St. Lawrence River leaves Lake Ontario (at what is now the western end of the La Salle Causeway), in a location traditionally known as Cataraqui. It is the present-day location of Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The original fort, a crude, wooden palisade structure, was called Fort Cataraqui but was later named for Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (Count Frontenac), who was responsible for building the fort. The fort, however, was still often referred to as Fort Cataraqui.

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First Ships and Preparations - Above Niagara Falls: Le Griffon
... Arriving at Fort Frontenac in late September, he had neither the time for nor the interest in building a vessel at Fort Frontenac to transport building materials ... On November 18, 1678, after just over a month of preparations at Fort Frontenac, LaSalle dispatched Captain La Motte and Father Louis Hennepin together with 15 men and supplies in a ... LaSalle and Henri de Tonti, had departed Fort Frontenac in a second vessel some days after La Mothe and Hennepin ...
Kingston, Ontario - History - Military History
... the border with the United States, has been a site of military importance since Fort Frontenac was built in 1673 ... constructed in the 19th century, including Fort Henry, four Martello towers, and the Market Battery ... The Kingston battery was garrisoned at Fort Henry and TĂȘte du Pont Barracks (Fort Frontenac) ...
Le Griffon - First Ships and Preparations - Below Niagara Falls: First Ships On Lake Ontario
... built a vessel of about 10 tons burden at Fort Frontenac and that this vessel, named the Frontenac, was the first real sailing vessel on the Great Lakes specifically, on Lake Ontario (which some at the time called Lac ... Justin Windsor notes that Count Frontenac by August 1, 1673, "had already ordered the construction of a vessel on Ontario to be used as an auxiliary force to ... to the Minister of Marine that says, "The fort at Cataraqui with the aid of a vessel now building, will command Lake Ontario..." While no date is given for the letter, the location of Mill's reference to ...
Fort Frontenac - Archaeology
... investigation began at the fort ... The research also provided important details about the development and use of the fort and surrounding area, and helped to establish the relationship between the physical remains and the ...
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