Kingston Martello Tower - Fort Frederick
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cdn Howlers
N 44° 13.666 W 076° 28.147
18T E 382666 N 4898220
Quick Description: One of four Martello Towers in Kingston
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 2/16/2012 5:21:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMDQY6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
Views: 15

Long Description:
With Fort Henry itself, the Cathcart Tower on Cedat Islan, Shoal tower in Kingston Harbour, and Murney Tower about 1km West, Fort Frederick forms the Kingston Fortifications. Distinct from most Martellos, as the Canadian ones had roofs due to the climate. The intent was for these roofs to be removed for battle.
This site is part of the Kingston Fortifications, part of the Rideau Canal UNESCO world heritage site (this building being index # 1221-003) This tower, along with the Murney, are open during the summer tourist season (May 24 holiday - Canadian Thanksgiving (mid October)) Although the museum proper is closed, the grounds, which also form part of the Royal Military College of Canada, can be accessed during daylight hours & make for a very pleasant walk.

Link for the UNESCO page:
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and the Parks Canada Page:
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Instructions for Visiting a Waymark:
Let us know what you did here & what your thought are about the site. Original photos of the waymark proper or other parts of the Fort Frederick installation please.


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Condition of Building: Converted to a museum

Parking: Not Listed

Location: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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