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
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
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
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
• 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
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