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Encyclopedia > Gananoque, Ontario

Gananoque is a town in Leeds and Grenville County, Ontario, located at 44°19'55" North 76°9'44" West. The town has approximately 5,200 year-round residents, as well as summer residents sometimes referred to as "Islanders" because of the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence River, Gananoque's most important tourist attraction. Image File history File links Gananoque_Ontario_locator_map. ... The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville are located in Southeastern Ontario, Canada. ... this school track was spray painted by these awsome massey kids. ... The Saint Lawrence River (In French: fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ...


The Gananoque River flows through the town, and the St. Lawrence River is the southern boundary of the town. Local industries include Textron Fastening Systems and ECG electrode manufacturer Graphic Controls, Inc. The Gananoque River is a river in Leeds and Grenville County, Ontario which flows from Gananoque Lake near Delta, Ontario and empties into the Saint Lawrence River at Gananoque, Ontario in the Thousand Islands region. ... Textron (NYSE: TXT) is a major US based conglomerate, who, unlike most other conglomerates, remains fairly large today after the glory years in the 1960s. ... ECG may also refer to the East Coast Greenway Lead II An Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG, abbreviated from the German Elektrokardiogramm) is a graphic produced by an electrocardiograph, which records the electrical voltage in the heart in the form of a continuous strip graph. ... An electrode is a conductor used to make contact with a nonmetallic part of a circuit (e. ...

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Pronunciation

The town's name is pronounced "Gan-an-ock-way" ("/gænə'nɒkwi/" in IPA transcription) and is an aboriginal name, not French as many assume. The town's name rhymes with the placename Cataraqui, which appears in the Cataraqui River, the Little Cataraqui Creek, and the Cataraqui Cemetery in nearby Kingston, Ontario. One way to remember its pronunciation is "The right way, the wrong way, and the Gananoque". In Eastern Ontario speech, the town name is often abbreviated to Gan (rhymes with can), though it is rarely written that way. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words see here. ... First Nations is a term of ethnicity used in Canada. ... The Cataraqui River (pronounced ka-tah-RAH-kway) forms the lower portion of the Rideau Canal in Canada. ... The Little Cataraqui Creek, and the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area is a large semi-urban wetland area within the municipality of Kingston, Ontario. ... The Cataraqui Cemetery in Kingston, Ontario is the citys largest, and holds the distinction of being the burial site of Canadas first prime minister. ... Murney Tower, Kingston The Fort Henry Guard performing an historical demonstration The Prince George Hotel. ...


History

Gananoque clock tower
Gananoque clock tower
Main article: Raid on Gananoque

Colonel Joel Stone, who served with Loyalist militia during the American Revolutionary War, established a settlement on this site in 1789. Land was granted to Col. Stone for use as a mill site. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (300x907, 41 KB) Author: en:User:Carlb Description: The clock tower in Ganonoque, Ontario. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (300x907, 41 KB) Author: en:User:Carlb Description: The clock tower in Ganonoque, Ontario. ... Raid on Gananoque plaque Text from the Raid on Gananoque plaque On September 21, 1812, a United States force of some 200 regulars and militia under Capt. ... Colonel Joel Stone (1749-1833) was a United Empire Loyalist, and the founder of Gananoque, Ontario. ... United Empire Loyalists is the name given to individuals who are descendants of British North American loyalists who, during the American War of Independence, left the 13 rebellious American colonies for the future Canada: the two British colonies of Quebec (including the Eastern Townships and modern-day Ontario) and Nova... Combatants American Revolutionaries, France, Dutch Republic, Spain, American Indians Kingdom of Great Britain, German mercenaries, Loyalists, American Indians Commanders George Washington, Comte de Rochambeau, Nathanael Greene, Bernardo de Gálvez Sir William Howe, Sir Henry Clinton, Lord Cornwallis (more commanders) The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the... 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Watermill of Braine-le-Château, Belgium (12th century) A watermill is a structure that uses a water wheel or turbine to drive a mechanical process such as flour or lumber production, or metal shaping (rolling, grinding or wire drawing). ...


During the War of 1812, American forces raided the government depot in the town to disrupt the flow of British supplies between Kingston and Montreal. The raiders seized the supplies they found and burned the depot. 1 Combatants United States Native Americans Great Britain, Canadian provincial forces First Nations Peoples Commanders James Madison Henry Dearborn George Prevost Isaac Brock† Tecumseh† Strength •U.S. Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at start of war): •Frigates:6 •Other vessels: 14 •Indigenous...


Mrs. Stone reportedly protected her jewels from the invaders by hiding them in the flour at the mill. [citation needed] Look up flour in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Within a month of the raid construction of the Gananoque Blockhouse was begun, with completion in 1813. It had an octagonal log parapet containing five guns. The blockhouse was abandoned after the War of 1812 and given to a private landowner. Gananoque Blockhouse (1813 - 1815) Within a month of the Raid on Gananoque construction of a blockhouse was begun, with completion in 1813. ... For other uses, see Octagon (disambiguation). ... A parapet consists of a dwarf wall along the edge of a roof, or round a lead flat, terrace walk, etc. ... Combatants United States Native Americans Great Britain, Canadian provincial forces First Nations Peoples Commanders James Madison Henry Dearborn George Prevost Isaac Brock† Tecumseh† Strength •U.S. Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at start of war): •Frigates:6 •Other vessels: 14 •Indigenous...


Transportation

Gananoque lies directly on three of Canada's busiest transportation routes: the four-lane Ontario provincial highway 401, the double-track Canadian National Railway main line, and the St. Lawrence Seaway. It is also home to a rich provincial highway heritage, and is home to one of two remaining stretches of The King's Highway 2. Gananoque is a few minutes' drive from the Thousand Islands Bridge and the northern end of Interstate 81 leading south into the U.S. Finally, Gananoque is served by the Gananoque Airport for general aviation. Highway 401 as part of the 400-series network Ontario provincial highway 401, The Kings Highway 401, or the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway, which is normally referred to simply as Highway 401 (pronounced four-oh-one), is a freeway that extends across Southern Ontario, Canada. ... The Canadian National Railway (CN; AAR reporting marks CN, CNA, CNIS), known as Canadian National Railways (CNR) between 1918 and 1960, and Canadian National/Canadien National (CN) from 1960 to present, is a Canadian Class I railway operated by Canadian National Railway Company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. ... The Saint Lawrence River (In French: fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... Highway 2 was the major east-west provincial highway in Southern Ontario, running from Windsor in the west to the Lancaster in the east and joining together the towns and cities of the western two thirds of the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. ... Thousand Islands bridge The Thousand Islands Bridge is a bridge over the Saint Lawrence River connecting northwestern New York in the United States with southeastern Ontario in Canada. ... Interstate 81 (abbreviated I-81) is an interstate highway in the eastern part of the United States. ... Gananoque Airport, (ICAO CNN8, IATA N/A), is located 4. ... General aviation (abbr. ...


Demographics

Religious Denominations

Age Structure Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... Christians believe that Jesus is the mediator of the New Covenant (see Hebrews 8:6). ...

  • 0–14 years: 17.3%
  • 15–64 years: 60.8%
  • 65 years and over: 21.9%

Local attractions

King Street, the main road in Gananoque.
King Street, the main road in Gananoque.

Gananoque is referred to as the "Gateway to the Thousand Islands," which lie next to it in the St. Lawrence River. Local attractions include boat cruises to the Thousand Islands and Boldt Castle, NY, live theatre, the summer theatre festival of The Thousand Islands Playhouse and the Thousand Islands Charity Casino. The theatre company in Gananoque is The Thousand Islands Playhouse which operates two theatre spaces: The Springer Theatre, and the Firehall Theatre, attracting international attention since 1982. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1314 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Gananoque, Ontario ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1314 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Gananoque, Ontario ... this school track was spray painted by these awsome massey kids. ... A boat is a craft or vessel designed to float on, and provide transport over, water. ... Cruise may refer to Cruise, a distinct stage of an aircrafts flight Cruising, living on the boat and traveling for extended periods of time Tom Cruise, an American film actor and producer Cruise missile, a guided missile e. ... Boldt Castle on Heart Island. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... The Thousand Islands Playhouse is a theatre company located in Gananoque, Ontario, Canada. ... The Thousand Islands Charity Casino is a small charity casino located in Gananoque, Ontario. ... The Thousand Islands Playhouse is a theatre company located in Gananoque, Ontario, Canada. ...


The Thousand Islands - Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve, designated in November 2002, is the 3rd in Ontario, the 12th in Canada, and one of over 400 around the world, and is part of UNESCO’s Programme on Man and the Biosphere. The Thousand Islands - Frontenac Arch region connects the Canadian Shield with the Adirondack region. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ...


For more information on what to see and do in Gananoque or the 1000 Islands, visit the 1000 Islands Gananoque Chamber of Commerce


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Gananoque, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (406 words)
The Gananoque River flows through the town, and the St. Lawrence River is the southern boundary of the town.
Gananoque is a few minutes' drive from the Thousand Islands Bridge and the northern end of Interstate 81 leading south into the U.S. Finally, Gananoque is served by the Gananoque Airport for general aviation.
Gananoque is referred to as the "Gateway to the Thousand Islands," which lie next to it in the St. Lawrence River.
Gananoque, Ontario - definition of Gananoque, Ontario in Encyclopedia (358 words)
Gananoque (or "Gan" as an unofficial short form) is a town in Leeds and Grenville County, Ontario, located at exit 645/648 on Highway 401, ten miles west of the 1000 Islands Bridge and Interstate 81.
The Gananoque River flows through the town and the Saint Lawrence River is the southern boundary of the town.
Lying 25 kilometres east of Kingston, half way between Toronto and Montreal just minutes of the 401 Highway, Gananoque is referred to as the "Gateway to the Thousand Islands," which lie next to it in the St.
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