Kingston & The Islands: Then & Now by Peter MillikenKingston & The Islands: Then & Now by Peter Milliken

Kingston & The Islands: Then & Now

byPeter Milliken

Paperback | September 1, 2011

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Here is <_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Kingston and environs as you have never seen her before. You will be present at her birth in the wilderness and, from the comfort of your favourite chair, witness her growth through more than three centuries. An intimate portrait of many of the places that define the city – her businesses, culture, recreation, architecture, parks and people – evolving from virgin forest to thriving city. In this richly illustrated title, the reader is treated to a visual feast of over 350 images including breath-taking aerial views by photographer John McQuarrie. Many scenes are arranged in artful pairings with an archival illustration alongside a contemporary, colour photograph of the same view. <_o3a_p>


Woven into the imagery is a lively text contributed by a trio of Kingstonians with a fascinating combination of talents and interests.  Peter Milliken, Kingston native, Queens grad and 34th Speaker of the House of Commons; Arthur Milnes, Fellow in Canadian History at Queen’s University Archives and a veteran journalist; and Jennifer McKendry, passionate chronicler of Kingston's architecture and history and whose Ph.D. thesis at the University of Toronto was on the architecture of Kingston, 1835 to 1865.  She also wrote the back-cover piece, a moving paragraph on the momentous transition as the first Europeans made their appearance at the mouth of the <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_placename _w3a_st="on">Great <_st13a_placename _w3a_st="on">Cataraqui <_st13a_placetype _w3a_st="on">River.<_o3a_p>


“The land was silent save for the chatter of birds and small animals and the sound of waves crashing against the shore rocks.  Footpaths existed, worn down by nomadic hunters and wild animals.  Colour abounded in the forest and swamp flowers, the brilliance of the turning leaves in autumn and the deep blue skies of a luminous winter day.  A dark green palette of evergreen cedars and spruce along the lakeshore and pine on the higher ground acted as a foil year-round to the colours of the deciduous trees interspersed among rocky outcroppings.  This tableau was easily seen by those approaching in canoes because the land rose in ridges away from the water.  With the establishment of a military outpost in 1673, the trees were felled to clear sightlines for defensive purposes.  The onslaught of civilization had begun.”<_o3a_p>

Title:Kingston & The Islands: Then & NowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 11.5 × 0.5 inPublished:September 1, 2011Publisher:John McQuarrie PhotographyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1894673468

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Table of Contents




In The Beginning                         6<_o3a_p>

<_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_placetype _w3a_st="on">Fort <_st13a_placename _w3a_st="on">Frontenac                          10<_o3a_p>

The Loyalists                            20<_o3a_p>

Agriculture                                28<_o3a_p>

War of 1812                              34<_o3a_p>

Flight of the Royal George          38<_o3a_p>

<_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Kingston Whig Standard            44<_o3a_p>

The Rideau Canal                      46<_o3a_p>

<_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Kingston Mills                           50<_o3a_p>

<_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_placename _w3a_st="on">Royal <_st13a_placename _w3a_st="on">Military <_st13a_placetype _w3a_st="on">College                56<_o3a_p>

<_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_placetype _w3a_st="on">Fort <_st13a_placename _w3a_st="on">Henry                                62<_o3a_p>

Aerial Tour                                70<_o3a_p>

Confederation park                     82<_o3a_p>

Engine 1095                              90<_o3a_p>

City Hall                                    92<_o3a_p>

Sir John A. Macdonald               96<_o3a_p>

<_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_placename _w3a_st="on">Cataraqui <_st13a_placetype _w3a_st="on">Cemetery                   102<_o3a_p>

<_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_placename _w3a_st="on">Portsmouth <_st13a_placetype _w3a_st="on">Village                    106<_o3a_p>

<_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Kingston Penitentiary                 108<_o3a_p>

Rockwood Lunatic Asylum          110<_o3a_p>

Museums                                  112<_o3a_p>

Farmers Market                          118<_o3a_p>

Wolfe Island                               124<_o3a_p>

The 1000 <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Islands                        138<_o3a_p>

Gananoque                                140<_o3a_p>

Sailing                                       156<_o3a_p>

<_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Kingston yacht Club                    158<_o3a_p>

Transportation                             160<_o3a_p>

Architecture                                168<_o3a_p>

The Church                                 184<_o3a_p>

<_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_placename _w3a_st="on">Kingston General <_st13a_placetype _w3a_st="on">Hospital            194<_o3a_p>

St. Lawrence College                   196<_o3a_p>

Queen’s University                       198<_o3a_p>

Epilogue                                      206<_o3a_p>