GPS: 44° 36.246 N. 75° 39.215' W.
The Muscallonge was a large wooden tugboat, measuring 39 m long by 7 m wide. This tug later to be nicknamed the Muskie was built in Port Huron, Michigan in 1896. In 1936, . . . — — Map (db m141812) HM
This photograph, taken in 1896, is of particular interest because it documents buildings that no longer exist or that have been altered by the passage of time.
The grouping of buildings in the lower-left corner were standing on the . . . — — Map (db m141617) HM
On this island, formerly known as Hospital Island, stood the sheds erected to house emigrants who were victims of cholera in the great epidemic of 1832. Many persons died here, including Doctor Robert Gilmour, a native of Scotland and president of . . . — — Map (db m87065) HM
This piece of waterfront land has not been a real island since 1860, when it was joined to the mainland by the Brockville & Ottawa Railway. This early railway company established their new terminus on Blockhouse Island, in conjunction with the new . . . — — Map (db m141824) HM
Although technically no longer an island, this park peninsula has traditionally been known by a number of names in our local history. The original REFUGE ISLAND, a bare rock with some scrub growth, became HOSPITAL ISLAND during its tenure as an . . . — — Map (db m141826) HM
The original Brockville waterfront railway station and passenger depot for the Brockville & Ottawa Railway was located south of the Brockville Railway Tunnel, near to this area from 1860 to 1872. In 1872, a new Union Station was built . . . — — Map (db m141661) HM
The Brockville Farmers' Market was first established here in 1833
The Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada, by an Act passed on December 18, 1832, authorized the establishment of a market in Brockville. The Act was signed into . . . — — Map (db m141676) HM
Regular ferry services linked Brockville to Morristown, N.Y., from the 1850s to the 1950s. Eventually, the opening of the Ogdensburg International Bridge and the Thousand Islands Bridge spelled the end of ferry services in . . . — — Map (db m141623) HM
In honour of all our men and women
who have answered the call to arms
in defence of our homeland
along with the
Brockville Infantry Company (1862)
and The Brockville Rifles (1866).
Unveiled by Mayor David Henderson,
July . . . — — Map (db m146965) HM WM
On August 12, 1931, Tommy Marshall, Don Fraser, John Kinghorn, and others met to form a pipe band in Brockville. Marshall was chosen as Pipe Major of the new Brockville Highland Pipe Band.
In 1934, uniforms were purchased from R.G. . . . — — Map (db m141828) HM
the continuous publication
for one hundred years
Recording events of local,
national and world-wide
interest for . . . — — Map (db m146967) HM
As Brockville's oldest social club, the Brockville Rowing Club was founded in 1894. The present building replaced the old one in 1978, to continue Brockville's successful rowing tradition.
Fondιe en 1894, le club d'aviron de . . . — — Map (db m141618) HM
During one of the annual Rowing Regattas
held by the BROCKVILLE ROWING CLUB
Near the turn of the century, some of the most popular sporting and social events of the summer season in Brockville were the regatta races held by the BROCKVILLE . . . — — Map (db m141763) HM
On the evening of September 18th, 1966, over one thousand local teenagers marched from this point to Browns Bay Provincial Park, a distance of eleven miles, with each teen being sponsored by one or more persons at the rate of ten cents for each . . . — — Map (db m193825) HM
Canada's first underwater sculpture park was established in 2014 and dedicated to all those who tragically lost their lives in the St. Lawrence River. The first sculptures were part of the memorial circle that is the focal point of the underwater . . . — — Map (db m193826) HM
Erected by the City of Brockville
in permanent commemoration of the
Centennial of Confederation in
Canada in 1967. Construction was made
possible through the co-operation of
the Province of . . . — — Map (db m147115) HM
Con Darling, Ambassador of Smiles,
dedicated his life to the
betterment of humanity.
This memorial pays tribute to
his love of community
both young and old.
May his memory and spirit of
giving life in us all.
This commemoration . . . — — Map (db m141816) HM
In September, 1843, the first bank in
was opened on Court House Avenue by the
Bank of Montreal
This plaque commemorates that event
and was installed by the bank
to observe its 150th anniversary
in the Centennial . . . — — Map (db m146979) HM
Completed in 1886 this structure was designed under the direction of Thomas Fuller, Chief Architect of the Department of Public Works from 1881 to 1896. The Brockville Post Office shows the sensitivity often displayed by Fuller and his staff. The . . . — — Map (db m87064) HM
On the night of February 6-7, 1813, Major Benjamin Forsyth of the United States Army, with a detachment of regulars and militia numbering about 200 men, crossed the frozen St. Lawrence River from Morristown, N.Y., and attacked Brockville. The . . . — — Map (db m83482) HM
Built in 1899 1900, this eclectic mansion evokes the opulent lifestyle of Canada's industrial elite at the turn of the century. Designed by American architect A. W. Fuller, it was the spacious residence of Senator George T. Fulford (18521905), . . . — — Map (db m87017) HM
Brockville was named after the Provisional Civi Administrator of Upper Canada and the Commanding Officier of the British forces in Upper Canada during the War of 1812-1814.
The government of Upper Canada first named this community . . . — — Map (db m83527) HM
Born at Brockville, Canada West, Chaffey became a shipbuilder on the Great Lakes and the inventor of a new type of propeller. Subsequently he went to California where, in partnership with his brother, he built a model irrigation project and founded . . . — — Map (db m87019) HM
Residence From 1884 to 1905 of
Major James M. Walsh
Superintendent of The North-West Mounted Police
Major James Morrow Walsh was a Canadian hero and a figure of national prominence in the second half of the nineteenth . . . — — Map (db m147075) HM
Founded in 1865, the James Hall & Co. Glove Works operated on this site until about 1917. By 1898, it was the largest company making gloves and mitts in Canada. Owned and operated by John MacLaren and later his cousin, William C. . . . — — Map (db m146944) HM
A prominent Canadian politician, Morris was born in Paisley, Scotland. His family immigrated to Canada in 1801 and later settled in Elizabethtown (Brockville). He joined his brothers, Alexander and William, in business there about 1820 and by 1836 . . . — — Map (db m87063) HM
Aerial View of the
James Smart Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Across the harbour, in the present HARDY PARK, was a complex of buildings that occupied this area of the waterfront for almost 100 years. Founded by James . . . — — Map (db m141686) HM
In 1808 the provincial government authorized the erection of a court house and gaol in Elizabethtown (Brockville) to serve the District of Johnstown created ten years earlier. By 1811 a brick structure had been built here on land donated by William . . . — — Map (db m83480) HM
Symbols of law and authority to a new and changing society, the district court houses of Upper Canada were architecturally prominent buildings in the colony. Of these, one of the most grandiose is the former Johnstown District court house which was . . . — — Map (db m87027) HM
Pictured hereon is the
1812 monument in St. Paul's Cathedral,
London, England with the following inscription:
Erected at the public expense
To the memory of
Sir Isaac Brock,
who gloriously fell
on . . . — — Map (db m146942) HM
Major James Morrow Walsh was a colourful figure who played an important role in opening the Canadian West. Born on May 22, 1840 in Prescott, Ontario, he became one of the first nine officers of the North West Mounted Police . . . — — Map (db m141663) HM
The mouth of Buells Creek was the location of an early sawmill built by Daniel Jones Sr. in the 1790s. This was followed by the gristmill, built by Robert Shepherd in the 1850s (still existing to the north).
From the position, looking across . . . — — Map (db m146935) HM
This sculpture symbolizes the strength and confidence of our students entering the new millennium. With cooperation, creativity, and communication, accomplishments may only be bound by the limits of our own imagination. In this case the . . . — — Map (db m193795) HM
A prominent provincial politician, Gowan was born in County Wexford, Ireland. He came to Upper Canada in 1829 and immediately immersed himself in political affairs. Drawing upon his experience in the Irish Orange Order, Gowan established the Grand . . . — — Map (db m83479) HM
F-86 Fighter Jets: Designed by NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION Co.
Built in Montreal by CANADAIR
Canadian planes powered by the
AVRO CANADA Orenda engine
The ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE created a new precision aerobatic team in 1959 to . . . — — Map (db m141679) HM WM
This river was named "Riviθre de Saint Laurens"
by French explorers in honour of
Saint Lawrence, the Martyr
Laurentius or Lorenzo, Archdeacon of Rome
Executed in Rome, August 10, 258, by order of
Roman Emperor . . . — — Map (db m141693) HM
"Sally Grant" is the familiar name of the Statue of Justice which was conceived in 1841 by John G. Howard, the architect of this Court House, and carved by William Holmes, a Brockville carpenter and builder. The eleven foot high figure, made of . . . — — Map (db m87957) HM
Born and raised in Brockville, George Taylor Fulford apprenticed at his brother's drugstore and took charge of it himself at age 22. Five years later, he was elected to the first of 12 terms as alderman. Fulford entered the patent-medicine trade in . . . — — Map (db m87015) HM
Born at Brockville and called to the bar of Upper Canada in 1837, Richards represented Leeds in the Legislative Assembly (184853) and served as Attorney General for Canada West in the Hincks-Morin administration (18513). Appointed puisne judge of . . . — — Map (db m87029) HM
One of Brockville's most significant industrial complexes stood on the southern part of this park from about 1862 until 1961. Founded by James Smart in the 1850s, it was later incorporated as the James Smart Manufacturing Co. Ltd and was . . . — — Map (db m146970) HM
The steamer KINGSTON was a regular visitor to Brockville and other river communities from 1901 to 1949
The SS KINGSTON was built in 1901 for the RICHELIEU & ONTARIO NAVIGATION CO. LTD of Montreal. It was the second in a series of three new . . . — — Map (db m141815) HM