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  • The Mildred cruise boat
    The Mildred cruise boat
    image       See Muskoka the "Mildred" Way, according to the back of this postcard. Three cruises every day left from the Wharf in Bracebridge. Morning cruise fare $2, afternoon cruise fare $2.50 and sunset cruise fare $1.50 Her captain was R. J. MacPherson.
    image     See Muskoka the "Mildred" Way, according to the back of this postcard. Three cruises every day left from the Wharf in Bracebridge. Morning cruise fare $2, afternoon cruise fare $2.50 ...
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  • Bracebridge Memorial Park Fountain
    Bracebridge Memorial Park Fountain
    image       The memorial fountain in Bracebridge Memorial Park was originally the result of a campaign launched in 1900 by G. H. O. Thomas, principal of Bracebridge Public School, who organized an outdoor children's concert to raise funds to beautify the park. Re-located several times over the years, the fountain was returned ...
    image     The memorial fountain in Bracebridge Memorial Park was originally the result of a campaign launched in 1900 by G. H. O. Thomas, principal of Bracebridge Public School, who organized an ...
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  • Bracebridge Municipal Building
    Bracebridge Municipal Building
    image       Bracebridge Municipal Building or Town Hall as it appeared in 1999, located on Dominion St., in Bracebridge.
    image     Bracebridge Municipal Building or Town Hall as it appeared in 1999, located on Dominion St., in Bracebridge.
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  • Bracebridge Bay 1999
    Bracebridge Bay 1999
    image       Aerial photo of Bracebridge Bay in 1999.
    image     Aerial photo of Bracebridge Bay in 1999.
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  • Bracebridge Court House
    Bracebridge Court House
    image       Bracebridge Court House on Dominion Street in 1999.
    image     Bracebridge Court House on Dominion Street in 1999.
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  • Bracebridge Memorial Park Bandstand 1999
    Bracebridge Memorial Park Bandstand 1999
    image       Built in 1929, this bandstand is still the site of weekly musical concerts in 1999.
    image     Built in 1929, this bandstand is still the site of weekly musical concerts in 1999.
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  • Limberlost Lodge
    Limberlost Lodge
    image       Built by Gordon Hill in 1921, Limberlost had 200 miles of trails for riding, hiking and cross-country skiing. In 1941, Snow Trains transported tourists from Buffalo, Rochester and Toronto up to Limberlost.
    image     Built by Gordon Hill in 1921, Limberlost had 200 miles of trails for riding, hiking and cross-country skiing. In 1941, Snow Trains transported tourists from Buffalo, Rochester and Toronto up ...
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  • Gravenhurst Gateway
    Gravenhurst Gateway
    image       The Gateway at the south end of Gravenhurst was originally constructed in 1925 when the Ferguson Highway was completed, allowing automobile traffic. It has undergone several renovations - this appears to be one from the 1990's perhaps.
    image     The Gateway at the south end of Gravenhurst was originally constructed in 1925 when the Ferguson Highway was completed, allowing automobile traffic. It has undergone several renovations - this appears ...
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  • Bethune House, Gravenhurst.
    Bethune House, Gravenhurst.
    image       The birthplace of Norman Bethune, which was the Presbyterian manse in 1890, the year of his birth, has become a very popular museum, especially with Chinese tourists. Dr. Norman Bethune contributed remarkable advances to medical aid in the field in wartime. He died of a virulent form of blood poisoning ...
    image     The birthplace of Norman Bethune, which was the Presbyterian manse in 1890, the year of his birth, has become a very popular museum, especially with Chinese tourists. Dr. Norman Bethune ...
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  • Bethune Museum, Gravenhurst
    Bethune Museum, Gravenhurst
    image       The birthplace of Dr. Norman Bethune was the Presbyterian manse in Gravenhurst in 1890 where Dr. Bethune's father served as minister. It was sold to the federal government in 1973 and officially opened in 1976 as a memorial to an outstanding Canadian.
    image     The birthplace of Dr. Norman Bethune was the Presbyterian manse in Gravenhurst in 1890 where Dr. Bethune's father served as minister. It was sold to the federal government in 1973 ...
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  • Sagamo Steamer on Lake Rosseau
    Sagamo Steamer on Lake Rosseau
    image       The Sagamo was the largest and most extravagant steamship to sail the inland waterways of Ontario from 1907 to 1958. Rebuilt after a fire in 1925, she was the last steamer still operating in Muskoka during the 1950s. In addition to being the largest steamer on Muskoka lakes, she was ...
    image     The Sagamo was the largest and most extravagant steamship to sail the inland waterways of Ontario from 1907 to 1958. Rebuilt after a fire in 1925, she was the last ...
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  • Nipissing steamboat
    Nipissing steamboat
    image       The Nipissing, a sidewheeler built in 1871, was the first flagship of the Muskoka Lakes Navigation Company. She sailed until August of 1886 when she was consumed by fire. Her engines and boiler were salvaged and installed in a second Nipissing, the current Segwun.
    image     The Nipissing, a sidewheeler built in 1871, was the first flagship of the Muskoka Lakes Navigation Company. She sailed until August of 1886 when she was consumed by fire. Her ...
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  • Cherokee steamboat
    Cherokee steamboat
    image       The Cherokee began service in 1908, accomodating 400 passengers. Starting in 1931 she became known as the "Sunset Cruiser", taking passengers from lakeside hotels to Port Carling for evening dances. Although retired in 1950 and dismantled in 1961, her wheelhouse and officer's cabins are now on display at the Muskoka ...
    image     The Cherokee began service in 1908, accomodating 400 passengers. Starting in 1931 she became known as the "Sunset Cruiser", taking passengers from lakeside hotels to Port Carling for evening dances. ...
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  • Medora steamboat
    Medora steamboat
    image       Built in 1893, the Medora was 122 feet long. In 1901-2, she was enlarged another 20 feet, making her the largest ship on the Muskoka Lakes until the Sagamo appeared in 1906. The Medora was retired in 1931, placed in dry dock and unfortunately gutted by fire in 1940.
    image     Built in 1893, the Medora was 122 feet long. In 1901-2, she was enlarged another 20 feet, making her the largest ship on the Muskoka Lakes until the Sagamo appeared ...
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  • R.M.S. Segwun steamboat
    R.M.S. Segwun steamboat
    image       R.M.S. Segwun, the oldest Royal Mail Ship in the world, had been purchased in 1960 by the Town of Gravenhurst and maintained as a museum. In 1973, it was purchased by the Ontario Roadbuilders and fully restored. By 1981 it was sailing again and continues today in 2016. This postcard ...
    image     R.M.S. Segwun, the oldest Royal Mail Ship in the world, had been purchased in 1960 by the Town of Gravenhurst and maintained as a museum. In 1973, it was purchased ...
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  • R.M.S. Segwun steamboat
    R.M.S. Segwun steamboat
    image       On the hilltop, one can see the Muskoka District Court House on the right and the Mahaffy home (later Inn at the Falls) on the left.
    image     On the hilltop, one can see the Muskoka District Court House on the right and the Mahaffy home (later Inn at the Falls) on the left.
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  • Royal Muskoka Hotel
    Royal Muskoka Hotel
    image       The Royal Muskoka Hotel, completed in 1902, was the largest and grandest hotel in Muskoka, accomodating 350 guests on 130 acres. Built and operated by the Muskoka Lakes Navigation Company, it was extremely popular until the hard times of the 1930's. Sadly, it burned to the ground in May 1952.
    image     The Royal Muskoka Hotel, completed in 1902, was the largest and grandest hotel in Muskoka, accomodating 350 guests on 130 acres. Built and operated by the Muskoka Lakes Navigation Company, ...
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  • Salle a manger, Royal Muskoka Hotel
    Salle a manger, Royal Muskoka Hotel
    image       The dining room of the Royal Muskoka Hotel, the largest and grandest of the resort hotels in Muskoka.
    image     The dining room of the Royal Muskoka Hotel, the largest and grandest of the resort hotels in Muskoka.
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  • Santa's Village Welcome Sign
    Santa's Village Welcome Sign
    image       Santa's Village, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2015, was the result of the vision and hard work of a group of Bracebridge businessmen headed by banker, Yorke Murphy.
    image     Santa's Village, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2015, was the result of the vision and hard work of a group of Bracebridge businessmen headed by banker, Yorke Murphy.
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  • Minnewaska Hotel, Gravenhurst
    Minnewaska Hotel, Gravenhurst
    image       The Minnewaska Hotel, originally built in 1897, was later (1908-1916)converted to a private sanitarium for the treatment of tuberculosis. In its third life, it was used as a prisoner-of-war camp, Camp Calydor, during World War II.
    image     The Minnewaska Hotel, originally built in 1897, was later (1908-1916)converted to a private sanitarium for the treatment of tuberculosis. In its third life, it was used as a prisoner-of-war camp, ...
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