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  • Keswick Centre, Muskoka
    Keswick Centre, Muskoka
    Image       The Canadian Keswick Conference Centre, pictured here as it was in 1940, was an interdenominational Bible Camp from 1926 to 1945, when it burned down. The original building on this site in 1880 was a hotel, Ferndale House, owned and operated by R. G. Penson. In 1895, he sold it ...
    Image     The Canadian Keswick Conference Centre, pictured here as it was in 1940, was an interdenominational Bible Camp from 1926 to 1945, when it burned down. The original building on this ...
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  • Bracebridge Bandstand, Memorial Park
    Bracebridge Bandstand, Memorial Park
    Image       The original bandstand in Memorial Park in Bracebridge was an octagonal shape and the site of concerts performed by the Citizen's Band during the early 1900's. Donated by W. S. Shaw, a member of the Citizen's Band and manager of the tannery, it had been moved to this location from ...
    Image     The original bandstand in Memorial Park in Bracebridge was an octagonal shape and the site of concerts performed by the Citizen's Band during the early 1900's. Donated by W. S. ...
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  • Second Bracebridge Bandstand, Memorial Park
    Second Bracebridge Bandstand, Memorial Park
    Image       The second bandstand, which replaced the original in 1929, was much larger. It opened in September with a Citizen's Band concert featuring a coronet solo by Rocco Morra and euphonium solo by J. W. Reid.
    Image     The second bandstand, which replaced the original in 1929, was much larger. It opened in September with a Citizen's Band concert featuring a coronet solo by Rocco Morra and euphonium ...
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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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  • 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       The R.M.S. Segwun shown in Bracebridge Bay during the early years of her run. Originally built in 1887 as the Nipissing II, she underwent extensive renovations in 1925 and was given a new name - Segwun. With the end of the steamboat era in the 1950's, she became a museum ...
    Image     The R.M.S. Segwun shown in Bracebridge Bay during the early years of her run. Originally built in 1887 as the Nipissing II, she underwent extensive renovations in 1925 and was ...
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  • Steamer Mildred on the Muskoka River
    Steamer Mildred on the Muskoka River
    Image       The Steamer "Mildred" travelling down the Muskoka River with passengers enjoying the sights.
    Image     The Steamer "Mildred" travelling down the Muskoka River with passengers enjoying the sights.
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  • Santa's village brochure front
    Santa's village brochure front
    Image       A colour brochure from the early days of Santa's village in Bracebridge, Muskoka.
    Image     A colour brochure from the early days of Santa's village in Bracebridge, Muskoka.
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  • Junction Hotel, Falkenburg 1876
    Junction Hotel, Falkenburg 1876
    Image       Inscription on the back reads: Junction Hotel, Falkenburg, re-photographed from photo taken in 1876 by late John Hollingworth, Sr., of Beatrice, Central Muskoka.
    Image     Inscription on the back reads: Junction Hotel, Falkenburg, re-photographed from photo taken in 1876 by late John Hollingworth, Sr., of Beatrice, Central Muskoka.
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  • Flooding on River Street, Bracebridge.
    Flooding on River Street, Bracebridge.
    Image       "A typical spring flood scene on River St., Bracebridge in the 1920s." handwritten on the back of photo.
    Image     "A typical spring flood scene on River St., Bracebridge in the 1920s." handwritten on the back of photo.
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  • Construction of second power house at Bracebridge Falls
    Construction of second power house at Bracebridge Falls
    Image       Construction of the second power house at Bracebridge Falls in 1902. The building with the peaked tower in the background would be Inn at the Falls.
    Image     Construction of the second power house at Bracebridge Falls in 1902. The building with the peaked tower in the background would be Inn at the Falls.
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  • Train station at Falkenburg, Ontario
    Train station at Falkenburg, Ontario
    Image       The arrival of the railroad in 1886 marked the beginning of a new settlement near Falkenburg, which came to be known as Falkenburg Station. this was once a major siding for CN trains, operating until the early 1960s just a few kilometers north of Bracebridge.
    Image     The arrival of the railroad in 1886 marked the beginning of a new settlement near Falkenburg, which came to be known as Falkenburg Station. this was once a major siding ...
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  • Falkenburg train station in later years
    Falkenburg train station in later years
    Image       This image shows the Falkenburg train station in later years with a small addition to the left. Looks like the dog has treed the cat!
    Image     This image shows the Falkenburg train station in later years with a small addition to the left. Looks like the dog has treed the cat!
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  • Bracebridge Bay
    Bracebridge Bay
    Image       A photo of Bracebridge Bay, below the falls, ringed with boat houses, after the new wharf was constructed in 1906.
    Image     A photo of Bracebridge Bay, below the falls, ringed with boat houses, after the new wharf was constructed in 1906.
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