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Presentation explores history of water and rail transportation in Kingston

March 13, 2018 -

The Heritage Resource Centre will host a talk by Steven Manders entitled "Early Water and Rail Transportation in Kingston" on Tuesday, March 27 at 10 a.m. in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Steven Manders is an expert on the transportation history of Kingston and Eastern Ontario and the author of the book The First Spike. His book, a historical tour guide with 450 colour photos, explores the building of half a dozen local railways, the earliest roads, 9 tramways, and some unknown canals. 

Together with a group of like-minded explorers, Steven has made several discoveries of abandoned railroads that reached far into the woods north of Kingston. Mander's presentation will feature his collected first-hand accounts, photographs, and artifactual evidence of rail lines and tramways.

This is the seventh presentation in the City's Heritage Resource Centre speaker series.

Registration is free and open to the public. Reserve your spot now at www.CityofKingston.ca/HRC.

About the City of Kingston

Kingston's vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston's high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

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