Located in the Craigleith Provincial Park is the plaque, The Sinking of The "Mary Ward." Erected by the Ontario Heritage Foundation. This plaque states: "on the night of November 24, 1872, the steamer, "Mary Ward" ran around on MIlligan's Reef, two kilometres offshore. Recently purchased by five Owen Sound men, the vessel was making the trip from Sarnia to her new home port of Collingwood with twenty-seven aboard, including a Canadian Pacific Railway survey party, when the accident occurred. The first lifeboat safely reached shore, then a fierce gale sprang up, delaying rescue operations. After a perilous journey, the second lifeboat succeeded in landing but the third capsized and all eight aboard drowned. A group of local fisherman, led by Frank Moberly and Captain George Collins, later rescued those remaining on the wreck and they were subsequently recognized by the Canadian government for their heroic actions."
The Craigleith Provincial Park Campground store. Located at the entrance of the campground just off of Highway 26.
According to Ontario Parks, Craigleith Provincial Park opened in 1967 and covers 65.69 hectares. It is "located on the southern shore of Georgian Bay" and features "fractured plates of shale that form our shoreline" which "contain fossils that are 450 million years old." (ontarioparks.com/park/craigleith. June 17, 2018)
Photograph of bushes and Georgian Trail outside of The Depot in the fall.
Photograph of bushes and the fence thats seperates The Depot restaurant from the Georgian Trail
Photograph of a bicycle path (Georgian Trail), view from Hwy 26 in front of The Depot, lilacs line the trail. The photograph was taken in 1989-90.
Photograph of a bicycle path (Georgian Trail), view from Hwy 26 in front of Depot, lilacs line the trail. The photograph was taken in 1989-90.
Photograph of skiers sitting on a horse drawn sled at Blue Mountains
Photograph of skiers walking to or from Blue Mountain.
Photograph of people skiing and taking a horse drawn sled up to Blue mountain, possible Grey rd 19.
Photograph of skiers outside Georgian Tavern, at Blue Mountain.