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The Sinking of The

The Sinking of The "Mary Ward"

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 aground 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."

 


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Craigleith Provincial Park Campground

Craigleith Provincial Park Campground

The Craigleith Provincial Park Campground store. Located at the entrance of the campground just off of Highway 26. 


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The Depot - Georgian Trail

The Depot - Georgian Trail

Photograph of bushes and Georgian Trail outside of The Depot in the fall.


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The Depot - Georgian Trail

The Depot - Georgian Trail

Photograph of bushes and the fence thats seperates The Depot restaurant from the Georgian Trail


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The Depot - Georgian Trail

The Depot - Georgian Trail

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.


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The Depot - Georgian Trail

The Depot - Georgian Trail

 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.


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Skiers on Horse sleigh

Skiers on Horse sleigh

Photograph of skiers sitting on a horse drawn sled at Blue Mountains


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Skiers Heading Out

Skiers Heading Out

Photograph of skiers walking to or from Blue Mountain.


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Skiers Heading up to Blue Mountain

Skiers Heading up to Blue Mountain

Photograph of people skiing and taking a horse drawn sled up to Blue mountain, possible Grey rd 19.


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Georgian Tavern at Blue Mountian

Georgian Tavern at Blue Mountian

Photograph of skiers outside Georgian Tavern, at Blue Mountain.


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Skiers at Blue Mountain

Skiers at Blue Mountain

Photograph of skiers preparing to go down a hill at Blue Mountains.


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Skiers at Blue Mountain

Skiers at Blue Mountain

Photograph of two skiers in a parking lot at Blue Mountain.


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