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Local History Snapshot: Valley Camp Coal Company Truck

Local History Snapshot: Valley Camp Coal Company Truck

Today’s Local History Snapshot is a photo of a truck from the Valley Camp Coal Company, “A Reliable Name in Coal,” taken at the King St. weight station in Port Colborne around 1955. Courtesy Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum.

Local History Snapshot: S.S. “Maid of the Mist”

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Local History Snapshot: S.S. “Maid of the Mist”

Today’s local history snapshot features a photo of the S.S. “Maid of the Mist” visiting the American side of the Falls. The photo was taken from the Canadian side in 1934 by photographer Clifford M. Johnston. Credit: Clifford M. Johnston / Library and Archives Canada / PA-056912

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Local History Snapshot: Chaindrillers at the Hydro Electric Canal

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Local History Snapshot: Chaindrillers at the Hydro Electric Canal

This week’s local history snapshot features a photo of chaindrillers at work on the Hydro Electric Canal between Niagara Falls and Queenston, Ontario. The photo was taken Oct. 22/1918 by amateur photographer John Boyd. Photo source: John Boyd / Library and Archives Canada / MIKAN no. 3317992

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Local History Snapshot: Sugarbush in Humberstone

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Local History Snapshot: Sugarbush in Humberstone

Today’s Local History Snapshot features an undated photo of a group of residents in the sugar bush in Humberstone. They are posing near the boiling place which was located in the centre of the sugar bush. Photo courtesy of the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum

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Local History Snapshot: the Locomotive MILWAUKEE

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Local History Snapshot: the Locomotive MILWAUKEE

This week’s Local History Snapshot features a photo of the Locomotive MILWAUKEE of the Welland Railway Co., which conveyed volunteers from St. Catharines to Port Colborne at the time of the Fenian Raids in 1866. The photo was taken on June 1/1866 near Port Colborne. The troops marched from there towards Ridgeway. On June 2/1866, […]

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Local History Snapshot: Welland Canal third canal taken 1885

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Local History Snapshot: Welland Canal third canal taken 1885

This week’s Local History Snapshot features a photo of the Welland Canal, the third canal, taken in 1885. On the left hand side, the photo shows the railway tunnel entrance known as the Merritton Tunnel, Blue Ghost Tunnel and the Grand Trunk Railway tunnel. The tunnel was built in 1876 between locks 18 and 19. […]

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