On August 26 Baker visited Kingston. He writes that "we stopped at Kingston in Canada. A splendid place and much business is done here. The buildings are principally of stone. There are numerous stone circular forts on the Islands, in the River and on its banks. We were on shore half an hour and viewed the Church, Penitentiary, Market House, Mayors Court. They are all large buildings and built of stone and magnificent...It is next to Montreal in appearance and one of the pleasantest residences that we have been in the British Provinces".