Frontenac reoccupied the site, rebuilding the fort in 1695, and the post became known as Fort Frontenac. Reinforced by troops under François-Charles de Bourlamaque and later the Marquis de MONTCALM, it nevertheless fell to the British under John Bradstreet in August 1758. The site remained neglected until 1783, when the British re-established Kingston as a major military and naval base. When they built the more substantial fortifications, FORT HENRY, overlooking the river and harbour, the fortifications of Frontenac were abandoned and eventually buried as the city developed.
In 1982, an archaeological dig uncovered part of the original fortifications in downtown Kingston. Part of the walls were exposed and stabilized.
Author JAMES MARSH Rev: RONALD J. DALE
Links to Other Sites
This nicely illustrated website is dedicated to the history of Fort Frontenac. From the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation.
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