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We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
We are looking forward to many happy miles ahead.
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fort Henry, Kingston Ontario

29 July 2012

We boarded Destiny at a very nice facility on Hwy 3 8 miles from campground..North Country Animal Health Center until Tuesday.

With passports in hand we decided to visit some forts in Kingston and Prescott Canada. I will write 2 separate blogs on the day.
Cape Vincent,NY

Wolfe Island,Ontario

Ferry to Kingston,Ontario

We boarded the first ferry in Cape Vincent which took us over to Wolfe Island in Ontario at a cost of $15 for car and driver. After leaving the ferry it was a short drive to the next ferry, which is free. from Wolfe Island to Kingston.

Murney Tower

Museum Display

Our first stop in Kingston was the Murney Tower, a sophisticated Martello Tower built by the British and one of four in Kingston as an effective coastal defense constructed between 1846 and 1848. Since 1925 it has been operating as a museum.

Fort Henry was built following the war of 1812 as part of the defense of Kingston Harbor, Rideau Canal and Naval Dockyard against an American invasion. Kingston's fortifications were never tested in war. Fort Henry was the largest and strongest fortification in North America west of Quebec City.

Fort Henry today is a museum and historic site with visitors from around the world. Uniformed interpreters known as the Fort Henry Guard staff the fort, giving presentations and demonstrations of life as it was in the fort.

Standing Guard

Sally Port

Bagpiper performing

Parade Gound

Mess Hall

Enlisted Barracks

Parade Ground

Enlisted Barracks

The Bakery

Martello Towers

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