Methods of transportation, shipping.
Stan Stoutenburg, Arthur Stoutenburg and Silas McArthur standing 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.
Charlie Collins is show in this picture at the back of the load of logs on a wagon drawn by a team of horses. Fred Cully is standing on the tongue. This photo was taken at Charlie's mill at the dam, west of the school.
Truck used to haul lumber from Kolapore sawmills to the lumberyard in Collingwood.
Jim Rear with his team of horses and cultivator on his farm at lot 9 concession 8. Our records indiacte the most recent known owner of the farm was Alex Wilson in 2015.
This is a photo of a truck hauling lumber from the McKean Mill to the Massey Harris Company. It was suggested that this was an REO truck. REO Motor Company was established by Ransom. E. Olds in 1905, Michigan. Ransom E. Olds further went on to be the founder of Olds Motor Company, makers of the Oldsmobile (later to became a part of General Motors). It was possible to have a touring body placed on the back of the truck so entire families could go on outings together. We cannot comment on the comfort of riding in the back considering it had solid rubber tires!
The McKean family was involved in several sawmills, including a mill built in Kolapore in the 1870s by Archibald McKean. Son Albert McKean set up a mill on the Eighth Line, and another mill on the north part of Lot 7, Concession 7.
Andrew McKean (son of Archibald McKean) built a sawmill on Lot 4, Concession 7 prior to 1895, which had burned. He built a second one on the same location, which included a chopping mill. The second mill was in operation until the early 1920s until it had a fire as well. (An Illustrated History of the Township of Collingwood, pg. 179)
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.
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."
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.
Skiers getting off the ski train at Craigleith Depot Station
This photograph shows the Depot when it was a train station. Two women are standing near the north facade of the station. Most likely this photograph was taken in either the spring or the summer.
This postcard photograph shows the last launching at the Collingwood harbour.
Photograph of pink flowers found outside the north facade of The Depot
Photograph of a train coming into the Depot Station. Two men outside the train station waiting for the train to stop. The train is coming from Collingwood station.
Photograph of a large group of skiers coming off the ski train, at Craigleith Depot Station.
Photograph of skiers sitting on a horse drawn sled at Blue Mountains
Photograph of people skiing and taking a horse drawn sled up to Blue mountain, possible Grey rd 19.
Photograph of skiers getting off the ski train at Craigleith Depot Station
Photograph of skiers buying tickets at Tow tickets and ski school tickets at Blue Mountain.
Photograph of skiers preparing to go down a hill at Blue Mountains.
Photograph of a bus either picking up or dropping off at either Blue Mountain or Craigleith Depot Station.
Photograph of a bus either picking up or dropping off at Depot Station.
Photograph of two skiers in a parking lot at Blue Mountain.
5 x 7 photograph of a T & NR train. This is a computer print of the photograph.
Photograph of the GO train stopped at the Depot, Journey to History. Photograph taken in June of 1974.
This photograph shows a side view of the entire Mary Ward steamship in black and white.