History

The making of Mariday Park

John James (JJ) Carrick (September 17, 1873 – May 11, 1966) was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana and educated at the University of Toronto. On December 20, 1899, he married Mary Day.

The story of Westfort

The Province of Canada’s Department of Crown Lands surveyed the southern bank of the Kaministiquia River west of the fur trading fort of Fort William during 1859-60.

The HMCS Fort William

As the Second World War raged in the summer of 1941, the Canadian Navy was in the process of constructing dozens of warships to aid in the war effort.

The HMCS Port Arthur

On September 1st, 1939 the world went to war for the second time in fifty years when Germany invaded Poland. This would lead to Canada declaring war on Germany on September 10th.

Life is better with a good cup of tea

“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” ― Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Troop trek of 1885

Most Canadians know the story of the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the “impossible railway”, across this vast continent to link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

The Great Wall of Thunder Bay

As the 1880s approached, people of the Lakehead knew the fur trade, the industry which had sustained them for two centuries, was winding down. Times were changing.

The Lakehead's Legacy of Shipbuilding

The Lakehead was built upon the industries that grew from its rich natural resources.

Lost But Not Forgotten

For those who live on Lake Superior, November is a bad time to be on a boat.

Shipwrecked off Isle Royale

For those who sail on Lake Superior the waters can be a dangerous place.

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