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Steelkilt18 Jan 2018 10:17 a.m. PST

I've been compiling a bibliography of French and Indian War resources, with appropriate wargaming rulesets, for my own benefit. Yesterday I learned that a fragment of the original Fort Frontenac is still visible on a traffic island in Kingston (Ontario) and I thought you all might like to see how forlorn it looks in this image from Google Maps:

Also posted on my blog: link

Winston Smith18 Jan 2018 11:36 a.m. PST

It looks like the position is untenable.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 12:52 p.m. PST

Once Ontario Street falls, the Fort is lost for sure.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 1:08 p.m. PST

Well….it does look like a body outline at a murder scene…..

Tacitus18 Jan 2018 3:10 p.m. PST

They murdered a fort here.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 3:32 p.m. PST

It is interesting that the other street off the tip of the fort remnant is named Place des Armes.


IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 3:51 p.m. PST

If you slide your google look down a bit to see inside the fort you will see the actual remains of the orginal Fort Frontenac. It divides the western parking lot in half.

Also, inside the Fort Frontenac library is a scale model of Fort Frontenac circa FIW. If you are ever in Kingston go through the acrchway (shown above) and turn right (after stopping and checking in with the guardroom), after turning right the library entrance is the last door on the left.

Steelkilt18 Jan 2018 5:59 p.m. PST

Thanks for your wit! IronDuke596, I hope to be in Kingston this spring, and will check that library.

historygamer Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 7:26 a.m. PST

Bradstreet took care of that place. :-)

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