“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Muskoka District, Ontario

Explorers of Muskoka & Haliburton Marker • <i>wide view<br>(Baysville Narrows in background)</i> image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, July 7, 2010
Explorers of Muskoka & Haliburton Marker • wide view
(Baysville Narrows in background)
1 Ontario, Muskoka District, Baysville — Explorers of Muskoka & Haliburton
Following the War of 1812 expeditions traversed the wilderness between Lakes Simcoe and Muskoka and the Ottawa River, seeking a route across Upper Canada less open to attack than by the St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario. In 1819 Lieut. J.P. Catty, R.E., . . . Map (db m144822) HM
2 Ontario, Muskoka District, Bracebridge — The Silver BridgeJune, 2001
The original bridge in this location was built between 1929 and the mid 1930's. It was a lengthy and difficult job because of the extensive blasting and rock removal required to nestle the roadway into the precarious rocky hill that surrounded this . . . Map (db m195989) HM
3 Ontario, Muskoka District, Gravenhurst — The Muskoka Road 1858
During the 1850's and 1860's the government attempted to open up the districts lying north of the settled townships by means of "Colonization Roads". Free land was offered to persons who would settle along the route, clear a stated acreage and help . . . Map (db m108709) HM
4 Ontario, Muskoka District, Huntsville — Brunel Locks1873
Were originally constructed of hewn timbers during 1873-76 on the North Branch of the Muskoka River between Mary’s and Fairy Lakes. Length 88.5 ft., width 24 ft., lift 8 ft. The completion of these locks and the launching of the steamer . . . Map (db m147896) HM
5 Ontario, Muskoka District, Huntsville — Historic Brunel Lift Locks
• This swing bridge replaced the 1879 lift bridge built to cross the new channel separating the sawmill and lumberyard from Brunel Road. The swing bridge was easier to operate than the original lift bridge. • The S.S. Dortha began traveling . . . Map (db m147897) HM
6 Ontario, Muskoka District, Huntsville — The Huntsville Swing Bridge
The first swing bridge across the Muskoka River in Huntsville was a wooden structure built in 1871. It was replaced with a wooden swing bridge in 1889 to allow lake steamers and other traffic to travel through Huntsville to Mary, Fairy and Peninsula . . . Map (db m195988) HM
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Jun. 1, 2023