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Then & Now - The Blule Mountains
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Hauling logs in an old truck

Hauling logs in an old truck

Stan Stoutenburg, Arthur Stoutenburg and Silas McArthur on the ground. Mel McGowan is on the load tightening the chain with a binding pole. This is Mel's truck and he is hauling logs for Charlie Collins at Kolapore.


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Load of Square Logs with Team of Horses

Load of Square Logs with Team of Horses

Charlie Collins at the back of the load of logs on a wagon drawn by a team of horses. Fred Cully standing on the tongue. Taken at Charlie's mill at the dam, west of the school.


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Truck for hauling lumber

Truck for hauling lumber

Truck used to haul lumber from Kolapore sawmills to the lumberyard in Collingwood.


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Truck loaded with lumber

Truck loaded with lumber

Truck hauling lumber from the McKean Mill to the Massey Harris Company.


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Richard Hallam and Horse Team

Richard Hallam and Horse Team

Richard Hallam, Lois Plummer's grandfather, worked for local farmers and lumber mills in the Beaver Valley area from the late 1800s to the 1920s. Here he is posing with his two horses who were used to pull heavy materials and as transportation. 

 


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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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Mrs. Gibson and the Craigleith Station

Mrs. Helen Speck Gibson, visiting the Craigleith Heritage Depot, August 13th 2016 to relive her birth place. Mrs. Gibson was born in the Craigleith Station February 23, 1922. Her father, Alan Speck was the station master. Here is her interview, accompanied by her son Douglas Gibson. Interviewer is Robert Buchanan.


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Ski Train - Craigleith - Knapman Collection

Ski Train - Craigleith - Knapman Collection

Skiers getting off the ski train at Craigleith Depot Station, winter, black and white photo


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The Depot Station - Incoming Train

The Depot Station - Incoming Train

Photograph of a train coming into the Depot Station. Two men waiting outside the train station waiting for the train to stop. The train is coming from Collingwood station.


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The Depot Station - Skiers Disembarking

The Depot Station - Skiers Disembarking

Photograph of a large group of skiers coming off the ski train, at Craigleith Depot Station.


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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 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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The Depot Station - Incoming Ski Train

The Depot Station - Incoming Ski Train

Photograph of skiers getting off the ski train at Craigleith Depot Station


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Tow and Ski School Tickets at Blue Mountain

Tow and Ski School Tickets at Blue Mountain

Photograph of skiers buying tickets at Tow tickets and ski school tickets at Blue Mountain.


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Ski Bus

Ski Bus

Photograph of a bus either picking up or dropping off at either Blue Mountain or Craigleith Depot Station.


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Ski Bus Pick up/Drop off at Depot Station

Ski Bus Pick up/Drop off at Depot Station

Photograph of a bus either picking up or dropping off at Depot Station.


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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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5 x 7 photograph of a T & NR train

5 x 7 photograph of a T & NR train

5 x 7 photograph of a T & NR train. It is computer print of the photograph.


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Jounrney to History Stop at The Depot

Jounrney to History Stop at The Depot

Photograph of the Go train stopped at the Depot, Journey to History. Photograph taken in June of 1974.


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5 x 7 Photograph of the Mary Ward

5 x 7 Photograph of the Mary Ward

5 x 7 photograph of the Mary Ward. The entirety of the ship is visible


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