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Fort Henry, Kingston, 1839

Type: Image

Fort Henry was the largest and most modern fort built by the British Army in Upper Canada and was nicknamed ‘the citadel of Upper Canada’. This watercolour was made in April, 1839, during the aftermath of the 1837-1838 Rebellions in Canada. Restored in the 1930s, the Kingston, Ontario structure is now one of the major historic sites in Canada. (Library and Archives Canada, C-000510)

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Cost Overruns at Quebec and Halifax

Type: Document

The budgets for the new fortifications built at Quebec, Kingston and Halifax between 1820 and 1848 were huge - both in terms of money and years of labour. Unfortunately, all of these projects took far longer to build and were many times more expensive than was planned.

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