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Digging of the Welland Ship Canal

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Digging of the Welland Ship Canal

Today’s local history snapshot features a photo from the digging of the Welland Ship Canal on the left and showing the third Welland Canal on the right. The photo was taken in 1925. Photo from Niagara Falls Ontario Public Library Archives Erie Media is looking for interesting history from around the Niagara Region to share with […]

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Buffalo Fire Boat Edward M. Cotter battling Maple Leaf Mills blaze

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Buffalo Fire Boat Edward M. Cotter battling Maple Leaf Mills blaze

Today’s local history snapshot features a photo from the October 7/1963 fire at the Maple Leaf Mills in Port Colborne. The photo was taken by photographer Ron Roels. The Buffalo Fire Department Boat the Edward M. Cotter was sent over to help control the fire. The event is celebrated every year at the Ship Parade of […]

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Main Street Bridge Construction in Welland

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Main Street Bridge Construction in Welland

Today’s local history snapshot features a photo of the Main Street Bridge construction in Welland which was built between 1927 and 1930. The image can be found on the City of Welland’s website: https://www.welland.ca/Heritage/designations.asp. It has a heritage designation. According to the website, “The bridge is one of only two structures in Welland to have been built almost […]

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Main Street West Welland

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Main Street West Welland

Today’s local history snapshot features a postcard of Main Street West in Welland, circa 1910. Erie Media is looking for interesting history from around the Niagara Region to share with our readers. If you have something interesting in the family album you would like to share, that would be great. Please email an electronic copy […]

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Local History Snapshot: Port Colborne from the air

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Local History Snapshot: Port Colborne from the air

Today’s local history snapshot features a photo entitled Port Colborne From The Air. The photo was taken December 31, 1919. It’s a view of the International Nickel Company. Erie Media is looking for interesting history from around the Niagara Region to share with our readers. If you have something interesting in the family album you […]

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Local History Snapshot: East Main St. Bridge

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Local History Snapshot: East Main St. Bridge

Photo of the East Main Street bridge over the second Welland Canal in 1870. The bridge connected East Main Street to West Main Street. It was a swing bridge operated manually, the pivot was on the west side of the canal. The photo was used as a postcard and on book covers about the history […]

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