The lighthouse at Windmill Point in Prescott, Ontario wasn't always a lighthouse. Built in the 1820's, the lighthouse was originally a windmill. And it has its place Canadian history also.During the 1820's and 1830's, the British colony of Canada was governed by a small ruling elite. Reformers of the period
Ontario is located in central eastern Canada and one of the ten provinces of Canada. Almost 40 percent of Canada’s population lives in Ontario. Land wise it is the second largest province.
Mineral exploration is not an exact science. A great deal of experience, a keen eye and, sometimes, a little luck are part of the equation. Such was the case in Cobalt, Ontario in 1903. Cobalt, in Northern Ontario, is the site of some of the most accessible silver mines in
In the late 1920s and early thirties, the North Channel along the shores of Manitoulin Island was the play ground for many of the rich and famous. Many boated and spent time at their secluded cottages and island homes on the Manitoulin. One of the lesser known millionaires of the
Lake on the Mountain in Prince Edward County is an idyllic part of Ontario. Rolling farmland, vineyards and apple orchards form a pleasant backdrop for one mysterious lake... the Lake on the Mountain. The Lake on the Mountain is a just over one square kilometer in size, rises to 62 meters
(source - bytown.net)Archibald McNab was the 13th chieftain of the McNab clan from the Loch Tay region in Scotland. In order to escape heavy debts, he fled to Upper Canada where he negotiated for land along the Ottawa River so that he might bring his clansmen from Scotland as settlers.
On the late evening of March 17, 1995, after a spring break party which included copious amounts of alcohol, six teenage boys from Pickering Ontario, left the party. That was the last time they were ever seen. Witnesses and evidence suggest the boys went down to the beach looking for
Readers of Mysteries of Canada will know that Canadian history is not always old and dusty. Sometimes old is not so old. Such is the case with a food co-op I was introduced to recently in Toronto. The Karma Co-op is tucked away down an alley and stuck between two
If you have ever boated along the St Laurence Seaway near Kingston, you will note that there is a fairly large island just opposite Kingston. It is called Wolfe Island. Does Kingston and Wolfe Island sound English to you? Back in the 1600s, The Count of Frontenac, or as he
Jumbo The Elephant was an African elephant, born in 1861 in the French Sudan. He was exported to France in 1863 and then to London Zoo in 1865, where he became famous for giving rides to visitors. Jumbo's name is from a Swahili word, jumbe, which means "chief." Unfortunately, Jumbo
When I was a young guy, my Grandmother had a cottage on Lake Simcoe. I remember the warm sand beaches and the cool water, but I don't ever think I saw the IGOPOGO!Considered by many cryptozoologists to be unique, even amongst her amazing peers, Igopogo is a rarely seen beast.