Monthly Archives: June 2012

July 12, 2012 Ontario Archaeological Society Huronia Chapter Meeting Speaker: Hugh Barnett — After Huronia: Migration, marriage and industry of Huron-Ouendat women in the years following 1650


July 12, 2012 Ontario Archaeological Society Huronia Chapter Meeting Speaker: Hugh Barnett – After Huronia: Migration, marriage and industry of Huron-Ouendat women in the years following 1650 Contrary to what many of us are taught in our grade school history … Continue reading

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SS Keewatin at Port McNicoll, photos day 2


Second day back at her home in Port McNicoll photos taken by W. J. Gibson on Sunday June 24, 2012

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SS Keewatin Slideshow


Tay Township has a fantastic collection of heritage photographs dating back to the late 1800s. Here is a sample of our collection of the SS Keewatin. If you have any pictures you can make available for us to scan or any … Continue reading

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SS Keewatin returns to Port McNicoll on June 23rd 2012


June 23rd SS Keewatin returns to Port McNicoll – Opens at 10:30 a.m. — Ship to arrive at 1:30 p.m. ● Souvenirs ● Food ● Collectibles ● Huronia Museum Display ● Huronia Arts Display ● Port McNicoll School REUNION Tent … Continue reading

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CPR Port McNicoll division detailed railroad account with photos link


see Old time Trains web site page C.P.R. Port Mc. Nicoll Subdivision Georgian Bay & Seaboard by R.L.Kennedy This linked webpage has a great number of high quality photographic images to view. Please respect copyright of these images. It also … Continue reading

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Interesting perspective on the War of 1812 and afterwards


From the Toronto Star this morning about the War of 1812 and the years up to the 1837 rebellion…fears of American invasion over the border and betrayal by democratic thinking American-born residents of Canada.  This article also discusses the immigration … Continue reading

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3 members of the Tay Township Heritage Committee visited the archive at the Port McNicoll Library


Today, June 14, 2012, Lynda Hook, Terry Fegarty and Bill Gibson took a brief look at the range of materials (books, magazines, photos, papers) at the archive in the basement of the Port McNicoll Library.  A simple list of materials … Continue reading

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A History of Tay Township


Introduction The Township of Tay is located in northern Simcoe County on the shores of Severn Sound, better known as Georgian Bay in Ontario in Canada. The municipal boundaries, as reorganized in 1994, stretch from County Road 93 and the … Continue reading

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A History of Port McNicoll


In the second half of the nineteenth century, the growth of navigation between Great Lakes ports brought cargoes from Chicago, Duluth and the Lakehead for transfer to rail lines that stretched to the Atlantic and that carried other goods west. … Continue reading

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A History of Waverley


At the cross-roads of four Townships, Tiny, Tay, Flos and Oro-Medonte, the village of Waverley was one of the earliest communities in Tay. 1n 1793, the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, John Graves Simcoe, came to the southern shores of … Continue reading

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