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Establishing The First Canadian Transcontinental Railway


  Preamble James Douglas Haig McCannell, third son of Captain James McCannell, born in March, 1916, resides in the original family home in Port McNicoll. While growing up, he heard many Canadian Pacific Railway Company (C.P.R.) stories from his father. Because … Continue reading

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Brodeur Brothers Boat Builders


Brodeur Bros. Boat Builders was a small family firm located on the shores of Georgian Bay in Waubaushene. It operated from 1932 to 1947.                                                Figure 1: The Brodeur Brothers c1935

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Tay Port


                                                                                                                                                                                               Figure 1: Sturgeon Bay, from Delta Drive                In 1832 steamer service on Georgian Bay began. This helped bring a huge increase in travelers, settlers and freight to this area. In 1844 the Sturgeon Bay Road was opened between … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget


In towns across Huronia November 11 is a poignant day of remembrance. In Waubaushene a small group, ages 8 – 80, gathered in Veterans Memorial Park to honour those townspeople who gave their lives in the two world wars. World … Continue reading

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Ontario Heritage Conference Brings Big Economic Boost to Huronia


The Ontario Heritage Conference 2013 took place in Midland, Penetanguishene and the Township of Tay on Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8, with pre conference activities on Thursday June 6 and Annual General Meetings of three heritage organizations on Sunday  June … Continue reading

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old style hockey


This week the weather is very mild, but that is not always the case in Tay Township.  One December in the 1990s there was an early, prolonged deep cold snap that froze Georgian Bay without any snow cover.  It was … Continue reading

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Photographs of Remembrance Day service at Victoria Harbour, Ontario, Canada


On November 10, 2012, nearly 300 people attended an outdoor wreath laying service in Victoria Harbour, Ontario, Canada.  Members of the Canadian Forces and the Knights of Columbus were among those attending.  Tay Township Mayor Scott Warnock was among the … Continue reading

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