Charles Sangster 1822-1893

Sangster, one of the most significant Canadian poets of the pre-Confederation period, was born at the naval yard, Point Frederick. In 1849, he edited the "Courier" at Amherstburg but the following year returned to Kingston to work for the "British Whig" and subsequently the "Daily News." In this community, he did his best literary work, including two books, "The St. Lawrence and Saguenay and Other Poems" (1856) and "Hesperus and Other Poems and Lyrics" (1860). Sangster's writings were imbued with a love for Canada, its scenery, its history and its traditions. Following employment with the Post Office Department at Ottawa, 1868-1886, he spent the remainder of his life in retirement here in Kingston.


At the Cricket Field near his former home, Barrie Street near Court Street, Kingston

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: County of Frontenac

Municipality: City of Kingston