“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Simcoe County, Ontario

Christian Island Lighthouse Marker image, Touch for more information
By cmh2315fl via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0), August 3, 2017
Christian Island Lighthouse Marker
1 Ontario, Simcoe County, Christian Island — Christian Island Lighthouse
The first of the “Imperial Tower” lighthouses to be completed and the first official lighthouse on Lake Huron's Georgian Bay. Constructed in 1857, it was one of 6 similar lighthouses commissioned by the province of Canada West. These lights were . . . Map (db m196039) HM
2 Ontario, Simcoe County, Coldwater — Evolution of a Railway / Evolution d’un ber roulant
[English] First installed as only a “temporary” boat transfer system at Big Chute, this veteran marine railway has been upgraded over the years to meet the changing demands of Waterway boat traffic. The marine railway before you is still . . . Map (db m196010) HM
3 Ontario, Simcoe County, Collingwood — Collingwood World War I Cenotaph
[Plaque] The Last Post designed by Charles H.L. MacDonald 1894-1963 a native son [Cenotaph] This memorial was erected in grateful and loving memory of the heroes who fell in the Great War 1914 – 1918 A.D. . . . Map (db m196040) WM
4 Ontario, Simcoe County, Creemore — Creemore Bridge
County of Simcoe The original Creemore Bridge was erected on this site between 1912 and 1913 by the County Council of Simcoe. The concrete piers were constructed by J.J. Dumond Contractors of Brentwood and the double-intersection Warren . . . Map (db m196164) HM
5 Ontario, Simcoe County, Port Severn — Port Severn Swing Bridge, Lock 45Pount Tourant de Port Severn, Écluse No 45
[English] Numerous surveys dating back to the 1790s led to the selection of Port Severn as the western outlet for the Trent Canal. In 1913, York Construction company won a contract to build a main regulating dam, small water control dams . . . Map (db m196033) HM
6 Ontario, Simcoe County, Port Severn — Water Control Dams/Port Severn – The Secondary LockBarrages de régularisation des eaux/Port Severn – L’écluse secondaire
[English] Water Control Dams A complex system of dams was needed to manage water levels for navigation on the lower Severn River. In many cases older timber structures built by loggers were replaced with concrete. Port Severn – The . . . Map (db m196025) HM
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Dec. 4, 2023