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Owen Sound Harbor – A Photographic History Book

A Photographic History

Using over 100 restored historical photographs, each accompanied by a short commentary, Cotton takes you on a visual journey through Owen Sound harbour from the early grain schooners and side-wheel steamers through the arrival of Canadian Pacific’s fleet in 1884 to a harbour filled with the Hindman fleet in the 1950s.

“This photographic collection is more than a simple compilation of pictures. Cotton’s documentation of shipping in Georgian Bay reveals a rich part of Ontario’s history. Often overlooked and usually forgotten in the chronicle of the province’s evolution is her maritime past. It was the thread of water transportation that stitched the country together before the construction of the Trans Canada highways of the 1950s.”

Scott L. Cameron
Maritime Historian
Owen Sound, Ontario

This soft cover coffee table book is available for $35 CDN, plus GST and shipping.
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