Monthly Archives: July 2015

How the CPR Actually Acquired the S.S. Keewatin and the S.S. Assiniboia


Preamble: This information was obtained from an interview with Mr. James  D.H. McCannell  of Port McNicoll in June, 2015 by Carrie O’Brien (Tay Township Heritage and Planning Summer Student) James D.H. McCannell  was born in March, 1916 in an upstairs … Continue reading

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Early History of the Port McNicoll Public School: 1911 – 1953


In light of declining enrollment and ageing infrastructure, the Simcoe County District School Board decided in 2013 to close the elementary schools in Port McNicoll and Waubaushene. Beginning in the fall of 2015, students from the Waubaushene and Victoria Harbour Schools … Continue reading

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Closing the Waubaushene Public School


  Figure 1: Waubaushene Elementary School 2015 2015 saw the last graduating class from S.S. 12, Waubaushene Elementary School.  In light of declining enrollment and ageing infrastructure, the Simcoe County District School Board had decided in 2013 to close the … Continue reading

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Some new thoughts about St. Ignace II location


http://uwww.oashuroniachapter.com/2013/02/when-distance-matters.html Recent discussion between Steve Catlin, Martyrs Shrine Archivist, and John Raynor, President of the Huronia Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society  

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The Robinson Homestead


THE ROBINSON HOMESTEAD 95 YEARS 1865 – 1960 Submitted and Preamble by Glenn Mount, Huntsville  I do not know the author of this piece, but it is in papers from my mother, Mrs. Albert (Marjorie) Mount who lived on Conc. … Continue reading

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NEWTON FAMILY HISTORY


Submitted and Preamble by Glenn Mount, Huntsville, 2006              This piece is in papers from my mother, Mrs. Albert (Marjorie) Mount who lived on Conc. 5 (Reeves Rd.). Marjorie Mount often wrote articles on her family or local events. These … Continue reading

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Moore’s Corner School in Tay Township


MOORE’S CORNER SCHOOL S.S. # 18, TAY TOWNSHIP PREAMBLE: This short history was found in the papers of Mrs. Albert (Marjorie) Mount who resided on Concession 5 (Reeves Road). She was a former teacher and had an interest in preserving … Continue reading

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