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Iconic Old Waubaushene House Demolished


        Figure 1: 15 Willow Street 2015, from North       Figure 2: East (Coldwater Road) Elevation The house at 15 Willow Street, Waubaushene will soon be no more. It was built c.1880 across Coldwater Road from the head office and company store … Continue reading

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Waubaushene’s Lumber Era (1861 – 1924)


  In the mid-19th century, several forces had combined to create a burgeoning lumber industry in this area. White pine was in plentiful supply along the shores and rivers emptying into Georgian Bay and the north shore of Lake Huron. … Continue reading

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Georgian Bay Lumber Company Waubaushene Mill


            Figure 1: Waubaushene Mill, Matchedash Bay c1920 The headquarters and largest of the Georgian Bay Lumber Company mills was located in Waubaushene. This mill employed about 250 men, including millwrights, blacksmiths, sawyers, filers, lumber pilers, and general labourers. … Continue reading

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Heritage Bridge in Waubaushene is Reconstructed


The Duck Bay Road Bridge spans Matchedash Bay at Waubaushene.                                                               Duck Bay Road Bridge 2012 It was built in 1927 to connect the lands on the eastern and southern shores of Georgian Bay.                                                                                                                                     Historical           … 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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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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Matchedash Bay, from the Wikipedia article


“Matchedash Bay is a bay and Ramsar wetland in Simcoe County in Central Ontario, Canada.[1][2] It is the “final inland extension of Severn Sound”[3] on Lake Huron‘s Georgian Bay, and is “situated at the interface between the Saint Lawrence Lowlands … Continue reading

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