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Darlingside in Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

Darlingside

 
 
Darlingside Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 16, 2017
1. Darlingside Marker
Inscription.   Darlingside is a rare surviving example of the wood depots which provided an essential fuelling service during the early phase of steamboat navigation on Lake Ontario and the upper St. Lawrence River. Thomas Darling, a Scottish immigrant, acquired the wood depot in the late 1830s and added a general store in 1845, both of which operated until the late 19th century. Steamers supplied goods for the store and took on cordwood for fuel and other products for export. Prior to the railways, depots like this were a vital link between Montréal-based forwarders and farmers and lumbermen in the interior.

[French:]
Darlingside est l'un des rares survivants des dépôts de bois qui alimentaient les bateaux au début de la navigation à vapeur sur le lac Ontario et le haut Saint-Laurent. L'immigrant écossais Thomas Darling l'acquit à la fin des années 1830 et y ajouta en 1845 un magasin général. Celui-ci comme le dépôt restèrent en opération jusqu'à la fin du XIXe siècle. Les vapeurs l'approvisionnaient en échange de bois pour leur chaudière et de produits locaux destinés à l'exportation. Avant l'ère du rail, de
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telles installations constituaient un lien essentiel entre les fournisseurs de Montréal et les habitants de l'arrière-pays.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
 
Location. 44° 22.098′ N, 75° 58.161′ W. Marker is in Darlingside, Ontario, in Leeds and Grenville United Counties. Marker is at the intersection of Thousand Islands Parkway and Darlingside Drive, on the right when traveling east on Thousand Islands Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Roadside Pullout on Thousand Islands Parkway, Darlingside ON K0E, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Thousand Islands (here, next to this marker); Thousand Islands Bridge System (a few steps from this marker); Thousand Islands International Bridge (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); Yacht House & Wellesley Island (approx. 4.5 kilometers away in the U.S.); Boldt Castle (approx. 4.5 kilometers away in the U.S.); Swan Pond
Darlingside Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 16, 2017
2. Darlingside Marker
Looking south toward the St. Lawrence River
(approx. 4.5 kilometers away in the U.S.); Alster Tower & Peristyle (approx. 4.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Dovecote & Garden (approx. 4.6 kilometers away in the U.S.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darlingside.
 
Darlingside Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 16, 2017
3. Darlingside Marker
Looking west along Thousand Islands Parkway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 20, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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