Le Premier Vapeur du Lac OntarioEnglish: In the early 1800's Kingston was a shipbuilding centre of note. The FRONTENAC, the first steamship to navigate Lake Ontario, was built here at Finkle's Point, Ernestown (now Bath), and launched September 7, 1816. Designed to carry freight and passengers, it was a boon to travellers, greatly reducing the difficulties and the cost of travel between Kingston and York (now Toronto). More sophisticated ships soon rendered the FRONTENAC obsolete and it was sold in 1825. Two years later it burned and sank in the Niagara River, but passenger steamships plied the lake for many years until rail and road travel became more effective.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at 6:05pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 356855 N 4892383|
|Decimal Degrees||44.17063333, -76.79055000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 10.238', W 76° 47.433'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 10' 14.28" N, 76° 47' 25.98" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 638 Main St, Ontario , CA|
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