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The Hercules

CC-130 Hercules at the National Air Force Museum of Canada Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2013

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Rideau Canal – Lower Brewers swing bridge

The swing bridge at Lower Brewers is an authentic replacement that replaces the original 1872 structure and is one of only four still in operation on the Rideau Canal System, the others at Kilmarnock, Nicholsons, and Brass Point. The swing … Continue reading

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A last view of the lock

One last trip to Lock 5, Frankford, on the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada. The Harper Government budget cuts have resulted in severe reductions in the staffing and operating hours of the locks, as well as a shortening … Continue reading

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Baldwin – Lafontaine Monument

The Baldwin – Lafonaine monument was created by Walter Seymour Allward, best known for his design of the very imposing Canadian Battlefields Memorial in Vimy, France. Erected in 1914, it is the only monument on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario … Continue reading

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Across the Lake – Toronto

Sometimes people forget that Toronto was once a thriving industrial port and a major centre for marine transportation – it still is, but it’s rapidly fading away. Looking toward Queen’s Quay from the Port Lands Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014

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W.N.Twolan

Built in 1962 by Geo. T. Davie & Sons Ltd (little Davie) in Lauzon, now Lévis, QC, the W.N. Towlan was designed for service in the port of Churchill, MB for the National Harbours Board. It was a twin screw … Continue reading

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Casa Loma

Casa Loma was constructed over a three-year period from 1911–1914 as a residence for financier Sir Henry Mill. Located in midtown Toronto, the Gothic Revival style house and gardens are now operated as a museum. There is quite a history … Continue reading

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Drews Head Lighthouse

In 1874 the The New Brunswick parliament appropriated funds for a lighthouse at Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, to guide vessels into Beaver Harbour, which was frequently resorted to as a harbour of refuge. A site at Lighthouse Point on Drews … Continue reading

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The Walter Gray

The small deck ferry Joshua Slocum was built in Halifax in 1973 by Halifax Metal Workers for the Minister of Highways. It  entered service on the short run between East Ferry, and Tiverton, Digby, County. Fitted with twin steerable props … Continue reading

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Back Roads Ontario

Down home on the farm… Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2013

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