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Waubaushene Station


                          Figure 1: Waubaushene Station, South Side of Willow Street                                                                  Figure 2: Rail Corridor c 1880 The Tay Shore Trail is an 18.5 km multi-use recreational facility stretching from Waubaushene to Ste. Marie Among the Hurons and Port McNicoll. Opened … Continue reading

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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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Victoria Harbor Lumber Company Mills


                                                                     Figure 1: Victoria Harbour Lumber Mills c1910 In the mid-19th century a burgeoning lumber industry grew in the area, based upon the plentiful white pine in the forests along Georgian Bay. In 1843 … Continue reading

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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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Photos Coldwater Fall Fair and video clip of old steam farm machine


In Coldwater, Ontario at the Coldwater Fall Fair today (the nearest fall fair to Tay Township), which ran from Friday September 28 to today, September 30. The Fair ran  with some interesting heritage content including farm artifacts and equipment from … 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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