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Cornwall Canal

The Cornwall Canal is one of four historic 14-foot deep canals along the St. Lawrence River in Ontario, the others being Farran’s Point, Rapide Plat and the Galops Canal. Originally built 9 feet deep between 1834 and 1842, then enlarged … Continue reading

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The Sunflower

Sunflowers – pretty plants that grow and grow, reaching for the sky and forming bright yellow flower heads, full of hundreds of disc florets that will mature into seeds. I don’t like wasps and hornets as I am highly allergic … Continue reading

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Scarecrows, also known as…

Depending on where you live, you may also know these fellows as a Hodmedod, Murmet, Tattie Bogal, Bodach-rocais, Mommet, Fugleskræmsel, Vogelverschrikker, or an Épouvantail. Then again, you might call them a Vogelscheuche, Bijuka, Spaventapasseri, Kakashi, Nokku, Nuffara, Matarsack, Tao-tao, Espantalho, … Continue reading

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Beach Canal Light

The Beach Canal light stands near the mid-point of a sandbar, commonly known as the Beach Strip, which runs across the entrance to Hamilton Harbour. In 1823, the Burlington Bay Canal was proposed as one of a series of waterways … Continue reading

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Upper Canada Village Print Shop

There was a time when flyers and books and newspapers were created not by a person sitting at a computer keyboard, but by people standing for hour after hour setting type – letter, by letter, by hand. The first man … Continue reading

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Hartland Covered Bridge

New Brunswick has 61 covered bridges, of which 58 are maintained by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure. Two covered bridges located at Fundy National Park are maintained by Public Works and Government Services Canada. The other covered bridge is … Continue reading

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Why is there foam on the water?

A very good question… Foam forms when gases are trapped in water as bubbles and these bubbles are stabilized (do not readily burst). As with most liquids, water molecules are normally attracted to each other. This attraction creates tension at … Continue reading

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Why is it blue?

One of the (many) questions that I am asked about the Trent Severn Waterway is ‘why sections of the locks are painted blue’. Besides being pretty, the blue sections serve an important purpose, as they mark out the staging area … Continue reading

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The Work Shops

A look inside the work shops at the National Air Force Museum of Canada.   more images in a girlgeekcat album… All images © 2012 CKB

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A mincer, a grinder, a memory

This treasure followed me home after a bit of a shopping trip on the weekend – I suppose many would see it as a piece of junk relic, but it did sort of follow me home as it was in … Continue reading

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