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Artifact of the Week: Milk bottle from Port Colborne Dairy

Artifact of the Week: Milk bottle from Port Colborne Dairy

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s artifact is a milk bottle from Port Colborne Dairy donated by Verna Walker to the museum. Port Colborne Dairy The Port Colborne Dairy on Killaly Street was one of the several delivering milk and cream to the local […]

The dark side of Portuguese dining

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The dark side of Portuguese dining

Our latest column from William Thomas “So, Francisco, what’s your favourite restaurant?” Francisco is the maintenance man at the Aparthotel Oceanus on a strip called Olhos de Agua on the Algarve, Portugal’s riviera where I recently stayed for 21 days. “Dois Irmaos near the Intermarche. It’s good.” As best as I can tell, the Portuguese […]

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Artifact of the Week: Shoe last from Humberstone Shoe Company

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Artifact of the Week: Shoe last from Humberstone Shoe Company

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s artifact features a show last from the Humberstone Shoe Company donated by Audrey Kerr. Humberstone Shoe Factory The Humberstone Shoe Factory had its beginning in a small shop owned by C.C. Knoll on Main Street about 1900 where […]

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Tattoos – humour etched in skin by ink

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Tattoos – humour etched in skin by ink

Our latest column from William Thomas I’m no fan of tattoos although they are proving very helpful in capturing really dumb crooks. It’s been almost five years since the guy who robbed a 7-Eleven in Victoria, British Columbia was caught on the surveillance camera with his full name tattooed on his right forearm. The cops […]

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Artifact of the Week: Compass from John O. McKellar lifeboat

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Artifact of the Week: Compass from John O. McKellar lifeboat

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s artifact is the compass from the lifeboat of the vessel John O. McKellar donated by Gordon Gonyou. The S.S. John O. McKellar The S.S. John O McKellar launched in 1952 was designed and built by Weller Dry Docks […]

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Japanese toilet crashes. Landing gear jams.

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Japanese toilet crashes. Landing gear jams.

Our latest column from William Thomas Okay, so that headline may be somewhat far-fetched, but I can tell you firsthand that sitting on a toilet in Japan studying a cockpit-like panel of buttons and flip switches can cause you to believe that with one wrong move you could actually be airborne over Tokyo’s Narita International. […]

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