"CHARLERS SANGSTER 1822-1893" ~ Kingston
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N 44° 13.627 W 076° 29.436
18T E 380948 N 4898179
Quick Description: This plaque is in tribute to John Sangster who was one of the most significant Canadian poets of the pre-confederation period.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/5/2012 6:37:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMEJNC
The text on the plaque reads as follows:
Sangster, one of the most significant Canadian poets of the pre-confederation period, was born at the naval yard, Point Frederick. In 1849 he edited the "Courier" at Amherstburg but the following year returned to Kingston to work for the "British Whig" and subsequently the "Daily News". In this community he did his best literary work including two books, "The St. Lawrence and Saguenay and Other Poems" (1856) and "Hesperus and Other Poems and Lyrics" (1860). Sangster's writings were imbued with a love for Canada, its scenery, its history and its traditions. Following employment with the Post Office Department at Ottawa, 1868-1886, he spent the remainder of his life in retirement here in Kingston.
Address or location of plaque: On the east side of Barrie Street just south of Court Street.
Physical location of plaque: City
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Description of any physical remains at site of "Historical Plaque": This plaque is in a park. There are other plaques and monuments in the park.
This 'Plaque' describes: A 'Person'
Condition of sign: Very Good
Is this a bilingual sign?: No !
What is the second/third language?: Not listed
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