Eastern Ontario

The Thousand Islands, The St. Lawrence, Kingston

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The south-eastern part of Ontario is where Europeans and their descendants first settled in the province, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  Today the region is a fascinating mix.

   A popular vacation destination:  The Thousand Islands where Lake Ontario empties into the St. Lawrence River, first popular for summer getaways in the late 1800s, remain as beautiful and inviting as ever.

   An engineering triumph:  The St. Lawrence Seaway project opened the river for ocean-going vessels, added hydro-electric power generation, and pioneered new approaches to community displacement and heritage preservation.

   History:  The region is mindful of its past, and that's reflected at Upper Canada Village, in Prince Edward Country, and in the City of Kingston.

The link to the Pictures File is below the Sample Images.  A Map and a Table of Contents are provided below that, in both on-screen and printable forms.


Quick Start: Eastern-Ontario.pdf


Sample Images

Here are a few sample images from the picture files.  You can click or tap on these to see larger versions.

The Thousand Islands

The Thousand Islands

Boldt Castle, Thousand Islands

Boldt Castle

The Thousand Islands

The Thousand Islands

Iroquois Lock, St. Lawrence Seaway

Iroquois Lock

Upper Canada Village

Upper Canada Village

Upper Canada Village

Upper Canada Village

Queen's University, Kingston

Queen's University

Fort Henry, Kingston

Fort Henry



Link to Pictures File


You can access the PDF pictures file by clicking or tapping on the link below.



A package of printable Ontario Maps is available if you wish paper copies to follow along.

Kawartha Cruise map

Table of Contents

The Contents table for this PDF is reproduced below.  The combined Contents tables for all Ontario pictures files are included in the printable Ontario Contents PDF.

Contents   2
Introduction   3
Map   4
The Thousand Islands   5
Gananoque   6
Cruising the Islands  13
Boldt Castle  23
1000 Islands Tower  28
The St. Lawrence Seaway
Shipping  36
Power  39
Relocation  44
Upper Canada Village  47
Prince Edward County  67
The War of 1812  77
Kingston  80
Queen's University  85
Royal Military College  88
Fort Henry  92
End 104