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A view of Brockville from the waterfront CPR Docks Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2019
A view of Brockville from the waterfront CPR Docks Marker
Ontario, Brockville — A view of Brockville from the waterfront CPR Docks — 1896 — Brockville Historic Area: The Brock Trail —

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

Ontario, Brockville — Allied Airmen War Memorial

Dedicated by the Citizens of Brockville and 426 Wing R.C.A.F.A. to the memory of all Allied Airmen who gave their lives to the cause of freedom

June 23, 1968 — Map (db m141690) WM

Ontario, Brockville — Blockhouse Island — Brockville Historic Area: Our Past

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 . . . — Map (db m141824) HM

Ontario, Brockville — Blockhouse Island — Brockville Historic Area: The Brock Trail

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

Ontario, Brockville — Brockville & Ottawa Railway - Passenger Depot — Chemin de fer Brockville & Ottawa - Gare ferroviaire pour passages — Brockville Historic Area: The Brock Trail —

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

Ontario, Brockville — Brockville Farmers' Market — Brockville Historic Area: The Brock Trail

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

Ontario, Brockville — Brockville Ferry Depot — Brockville Historic Area: The Brock Trail

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 . . . — Map (db m141623) HM

Ontario, Brockville — Brockville Pipes & Drums — Originally known as the Brockville Highland Pipe Band

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

Ontario, Brockville — Brockville Rowing Club — Brockville Historic Area: The Brock Trail

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 . . . — Map (db m141618) HM

Ontario, Brockville — Brockville Rowing Club Regatta — ca. 1895 — Brockville Historic Area: The Brock Trail —

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

Ontario, Brockville — Circus Parade — ca. 1898 — Brockville Historic Area: Our Past —

A circus parade passes in front of Victoria Hall — Map (db m141584) HM

Ontario, Brockville — Cossitt Terrace — 1894

Built for Newton Cossitt

Architect: George A. Allan — Map (db m141564) HM

Ontario, Brockville — East Ward Fire Engine House — 1862

The home of Defiance Fire Co. No. 2

Designed by Samuel Hazlewood, Surveyor & Civil Engineer — Map (db m141571) HM

Ontario, Brockville — Garbutt's Hotel / Hotel Manitonna — ca. 1940 — Brockville Historic Area: Our Past —

On the left are two former hotels, Garbutt's Hotel and the Hotel Manitonna. The signs of Roode Bros., the Ford dealer, show on the right. — Map (db m141568) HM

Ontario, Brockville — James Smart Manufacturing Co. Ltd. — Brockville Historic Area: The Brock Trail

Aerial View of the James Smart Manufacturing Co. Ltd. ca. 1930

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

Ontario, Brockville — Paul Glasford House — c. 1826

Merchant — Map (db m141560) HM

Ontario, Brockville — RCAF F-86 Golden Hawks Aerobatic Flight Team — Brockville Historic Area: The Brock Trail

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

Ontario, Brockville — Robert Sheridan Store — 1885

Originally the store of Robert Sheridan Stove & Tinware Merchant — Map (db m141576) HM

Ontario, Brockville — Saint Lawrence, the Martyr — Laurentius or Lorenzo, Archdeacon of Rome — Brockville Historic Area: The Brock Trail —

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

Ontario, Brockville — SS Kingston — Brockville Historic Area: The Brock Trail

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 . . . — Map (db m141815) HM

Ontario, Brockville — The Bluenose Visit, 1933 / La visite du Bluenose, 1933 — Brockville Historic Area: The Brock Trail

On Sunday May 21, 1933 the schooner Bluenose, "champion of the North Atlantic fishing fleet" visited Brockville on her way to the Chicago World's Fair. Towed into port by the Canadian Coast Guard vessel Grenville, the ship was visited . . . — Map (db m141772) HM

Ontario, Brockville — The Great War Memorial — 1914 - 1918

They followed the flag They will not return "Row of Remembrance" In loving and proud memory of

A. J. Brister • E. C. H. Moore • J. A. Page J. A. F. Chapman • H. H. Edwards • E. G. Starr L. Devine • A. Herron • J. G. . . . — Map (db m141672) WM

Ontario, Brockville — The Wreck of the ROBERT GASKIN — GPS location co-ordinates: latitude N44 35.358 longitude W75 40.625 — Brockville Historic Area: The Brock Trail —

Underwater explorers regularly gather about 500 yards offshore from the east-end park known as CENTEEN PARK and about a half-mile down stream from here. Below the water, about 65 feet down, lie the remains of the former two-masted wooden . . . — Map (db m141820) HM

Ontario, Brockville — Victoria Hall and East Ward Market Building — 1863

A Brockville Landmark Designated Under The Ontario Heritage Act — Map (db m141580) HM

Ontario, Brockville — Women's Memorial

This Memorial is dedicated to all the women and girls for whom violence is a daily reality, to those who have died as a result of violence, and to all the women and men who work to end it.

The Women's Memorial was dedicated on . . . — Map (db m141684) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — 5 Sunken Treasures in the Brockville Area — To Preserve Our Marine Heritage

Muscallonge 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 . . . — Map (db m141812) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — Blockhouse Island

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 . . . — Map (db m87065) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — Con Darling — (1926 to 1993)

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 . . . — Map (db m141816) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — Former Brockville Post Office
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
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — Forsyth’s Raid 1813
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
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — Fulford Place
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 . . . — Map (db m87017) HM
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — Gen. Sir Isaac Brock. K.C.B. — (1769-1812)
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
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — George Chaffey — 1848 - 1932
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
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — James Morris 1798 - 1865
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
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — Johnstown District Court House and Gaol
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
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — Leeds-Grenville County Court House
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
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — Lieut.-Col. Thain Wendell MacDowell, V.C., D.S.O. — 1890-1960
Born in Lachute, Quιbec, MacDowell moved to Maitland in 1897. He attended local schools and graduated from the University of Toronto in 1915. During World War I, he enlisted, on January 9, 1915, in the 38th Battalion, C.E.F. On April 9, 1917, during . . . — Map (db m89999) HM
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — Major James M. Walsh — North West Mounted Police — Brockville Historic Area: Notable Brockvillian —

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

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — Ogle Robert Gowan, 1803-1876
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
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — Sally Grant
"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
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — Senator George T. Fulford — 1852 - 1905
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
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — Sir William Buell Richards — 1815 - 1889
Born at Brockville and called to the bar of Upper Canada in 1837, Richards represented Leeds in the Legislative Assembly (1848–53) and served as Attorney General for Canada West in the Hincks-Morin administration (1851–3). Appointed . . . — Map (db m87029) HM
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — Steacy and Bowie Homes — ca. 1910 — Brockville Historic Area: Our Past —

On the right are the former homes of the Steacy and Bowie families. — Map (db m141557) HM

Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — The Brockville "Van" or Caboose — Built 1954 - Donated, restored and placed here, 1987
This steel caboose was built in 1954 for the Canadian Pacific Railway (C.P.R.) at their Angus Shops in Montrιal. It served the Eastern Division of the railway for many years. Cabooses, or "vans" to trainmen, were usually used at the end of freight . . . — Map (db m87959) HM
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — The Brockville Tunnel 1860
Construction of Canada's first railway tunnel, which runs from this point for 1,730 feet in a northerly direction, began in September, 1854. Designed to give the Brockville and Ottawa Railway access to the riverfront, it was opened on December 31, . . . — Map (db m87075) HM
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — William Buell, Sr. 1751 - 1832
Renowned as the founder of Brockville, Buell was born in Hebron, Connecticut. Shortly after the outbreak of the American Revolution he moved to Quιbec where he joined the British forces and eventually served as a commissioned officer in the King's . . . — Map (db m87079) HM
Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Brockville — William Buell’s 1816 Map of Brockville
This is one of the earliest maps of the Village of Brockville and shows many of the early details upon which the later Town, and then City of Brockville have been superimposed. The war of 1812-15 has just been over for a short time. The area . . . — Map (db m83484) HM

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