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Construction of the Welland Canal

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Construction of the Welland Canal

Today’s local history snapshot features an undated photo of Construction of the Welland Canal. The fourth Welland Canal was constructed between the years 1913 to 1932. It was originally 7.6 metres deep, then 8.2 metres and is currently 9.1 metres deep. There are 8 locks in total on the canal which runs perpendicular to the Niagara […]

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Boat on the Welland Canal: Circa 1918

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Boat on the Welland Canal: Circa 1918

Today’s local history snapshot features a photo of a Boat on the Welland Canal taken in 1918. Photo from the Niagara Falls Public Library archives. 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 […]

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Central Fire Hall in Welland

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Central Fire Hall in Welland

Today’s local history snapshot features an undated photo of Central Fire Hall in Welland on the corner of Division St. and Hellems Ave. The station was built in 1920. Photo from City of Welland website: http://www.welland.ca/Heritage/designations.asp Erie Media is looking for interesting history from around the Niagara Region to share with our readers. If you have something […]

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East Main St., in Welland, Ontario, ca 1915

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East Main St., in Welland, Ontario, ca 1915

Today’s local history snapshot is a photo East Main Street in Welland Circa 1915, note Hickey’s Store on the left. Photo from Niagara Falls Ontario Public Library Archives 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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2nd Canadian Garrison Regiment, Port Colborne Post

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2nd Canadian Garrison Regiment, Port Colborne Post

Today’s local history snapshot is a photo showing the 2nd Canadian Garrison Regiment, Port Colborne Post. In 1917 the Welland Canal Force was re-organized and retitled. Most of the officers and men who transferred to the 2nd Canadian Garrison Regiment. were from the 19th and 44th Regiment. Photo from Niagara Falls Ontario Public Library Archives Erie Media […]

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Elevating grader drawn by horses and mules – Welland Canal

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Elevating grader drawn by horses and mules – Welland Canal

Today’s local history snapshot features a photo of  workers using horses and mules to elevate ground on E. Watertight Embankment, Lock #2 at Welland Canal. Date photo taken, September 18, 1915. Photo from Niagara Falls Ontario Public Library Archives Erie Media is looking for interesting history from around the Niagara Region to share with our readers. […]

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