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Local History Snapshot: Canal Excavation

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Local History Snapshot: Canal Excavation

This week’s Local History Snapshot is ‘Canal Excavation,’ looking North East from the west end of the Safety Weir, circa 1930. Photo courtesy of the Welland Museum

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Local History Snapshot: Port Colborne Harbour

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Local History Snapshot: Port Colborne Harbour

This week’s Local History Snapshot comes from the L.R. Wilson Heritage Research Archives. This is one of the very earliest photos of the guard lock and harbour at Port Colborne, taken on a Sunday afternoon in 1866. The Welland Canal didn’t operate on Sundays, so the harbour could often become quite busy. Sometimes there were […]

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Local History Snapshot: Alexandria Bridge

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Local History Snapshot: Alexandria Bridge

This week’s Local History Snapshot is the Alexandria Bridge in Welland from the Welland Museum. It is a photo taken in 1910, the bridge lit up before the Fireman’s Ball. This bridge was replaced by the East Main St. bridge and moved further down the canal.

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Local History Snapshot: Inco Victory Bond Drive

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Local History Snapshot: Inco Victory Bond Drive

This week’s Local History Snapshot comes from the L.R. Wilson Heritage Research Archives. During the Second World War, INCO hired women to work in the refinery here in Port Colborne, including these women, who were included in an employee photo taken in 1945 to celebrate INCO’s contributions to one of the Victory Loan drives. The Port […]

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Local History Snapshot: Port Robinson bridge after accident

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Local History Snapshot: Port Robinson bridge after accident

Local history snapshots are returning to Erie Media, we are starting the return of the feature with a photo of the Port Robinson Bridge (Bridge 12) after being hit by the Steelton, August 25, 1974. The ship was at fault and required approximately $1 million dollars in repair. Damage to the bridge was estimated at […]

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Local History Snapshot: Loading Pig Iron in Port Colborne

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Local History Snapshot: Loading Pig Iron in Port Colborne

This week’s Local History Snapshot features a photo showing loading pig iron into a rail car with a large magnet taken in Port Colborne, ON. on December 14/1915. Source: John Boyd / Library and Archives Canada /Mikan #3375352

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