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Jul 5, 2014 - Wasaga Beach

Today we drove to Wasage Beach - supposed to be one of the world's longest fresh water beaches, we saw many people playing volley ball on the beach, there were radio stations broadcasting and lots of kids everywhere. The water must have been cold as we didn't see very many people in it. We visited the Nancy Island historic site - the spot where the Nancy was burned by the Americans in the war of 1812. he ship was built in Detroit in 1789, used in the war to transport goods from Fort Mackinac to the mainland. The ship was sunk in 1814, it...

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Jul 4, 2014 - CPSS Keewatin

It rained all day yesterday and we stayed in the Eagle - so grateful for the Dish reception. Today we toured the CPSS Keewatin in Port McNicoll. They had a "free" lunch with the ticket so we had a really good pulled pork sandwich before we toured the ship. The Keewatin was a passenger and freight steamer that ran from Port McNicoll to Thunder Bay from 1907 to 1965 - it started out of Owen Sound but due to the narrow harbor was moved to Port McNicoll where an extensive park and dock area was built. It was part of the Canadian Pacific railway...

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Jul 1, 2014 - Penetanguishene

The day started out with rain, there are severe storms in the US that are coming our way but may pass just south of us, hopefully this will be the case. This is Canada Day (similar to our July 4th). We had to detour all through Meaford as the streets were blocked for their parade - the street was blocked JUST as we got there and the police would not let us through! Then in Thornbury there was a parade as well but luckily the main highway was not blocked, just streets off it so we could see what was going on in town. Otherwise we had a non...

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Jul 30, 2012 - Tiny Township - Village of Penetanguishene

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 We went touring the area. The Martyr Shrine Village was visited by the Pope in 1984. The Indian Village and Museum at Midland was the best we have ever seen. The Pope also visited the Indian Village. We toured the Blue Mountain Bavarian Village Ski Resort which made us feel like we were in a Bavarian Village. We topped the day off by having an ice cream cone. Thursday, July 26, 2012 Left Tiny Township, ON and drove through heavy rain to Peterborough, ON. It was foggy and raining heavy so we did not get to see the...

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Aug 29, 2010 - Discovery Harbour

Discovery Harbour on the Penetanguishene Bay is a reconstructed naval establishment historic park reconstructed according to historic blueprints. The park represents the peak period of activity for the naval establishment from 1817 to 1822. The location of a possible naval establishment on the Penetanguishene Bay was first recognised in 1793 by Upper Canada’s first Lieutenant Governor, John Graves Simcoe. The long, steep-sided water of the bay was well suited for the maintenance of ships, and the base would be strategically tucked around...

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Jul 20, 2006 - Trent to Petang

7/15-7/20 Last of Trent Severn We finished the last 100 miles of the waterway with more amazing stories to tell. We went thru an area called Hell's Gate, saw many rich & famous homes of the Canadains, & had Miss L taken out of the water by an old railroad crane and moved across land and getly placed back in the water. One nite while John was sleeping, a boat tied up near us caught fire. Sue, Ed, Carol helped the fellow loopers out by assisting in evacuating them, their cat & some valuables. The owner saved the boat via fire extinguishers....

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Jul 12, 2006 - Trent Severn Canal

7/7/06 Campbellford, ONT A great day after getting some advice from our fantastic host at Frazier Park Marina in Trenton. What a great guy. After putting in some gas at $4.60/gallon, which is typical up here, we headed up the river against the current. Trenton is a great place, & we hated not being able to stay there an extra day, but we want to see the Trent-Severn, so off we went. A fair is going on here, so John took Sue to it & rode the ferris wheel, where at the top, he gave her a really messy kiss. Ain't love great?! We are slowing...

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