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Glanmore at Christmas

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Glanmore, Christmas, Victorian decorations

Photography by Daniel Vaughan A Victorian Fantasy (at a very real Belleville museum) November 1898 Dear Cousin~ There is to be a ball at Glanmore just after Christmas, and I am to attend. This will be the first time I have seen this wonderful place, as I am finally out in Belleville society. I expect to… Read More

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Signposts – The Glen Miller Story

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Photography by Lindi Pierce On December 15, 1944 Glenn Miller, legendary big-band leader, disappeared over the English Channel, on a flight to entertain U.S. troops in France during the Second World War. Despite clarity on that point, there is no connection with a unique community along the Trent River just north of Trenton. Glen Miller… Read More

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The Hilton Breakaway

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Brighton, Hilton, Breakaway, Lindi Pierce

On April 21, 1852, at 10 in the evening, the lake’s north bank suddenly gave way, likely due to underground seepage, augmented by snowmelt and several days of heavy rain. With a great roar, the lake water surged down the valley, gouging a deep ravine, tearing into sand ridges, careening off gravel banks, and spreading over the countryside downstream. Read More

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German Landing

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German Landing, Lindi Pierce

The cottage community in Murray Township along the banks of the Trent River, at the end of a dead-end road named, appropriately enough, Germans Landing Road is well worth a drive. (Or investment in a cottage property with plans to spend all the rest of your summers there.) Read More

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Picton Homes Redux

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Picton, red brick, renovations, restoration, Prince Edward County

Photography by Daniel Vaughan When Bad Things Happen to Good Houses Appreciating our built heritage is easy. Preserving it is another matter. The subject of heritage listing and designation arises – often too late – when a significant older building is demolished or renovated beyond recognition. The Ontario Heritage Act came into effect in 1975;… Read More

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Signposts – Trent Port

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Trent Severn, Quinte West, Lindi Pierce

An historic Trenton company, the Trenton Cooperage Mill, founded 1908, once occupied the Trent Port Marina area. The mill produced barrels for the export of apples to England. Old photos show booms of logs floating offshore, acres of stacked lumber, a sawmill and planing mill with tall smokestacks, freight sheds, and railway shunting yards. Read More

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Deep Roots at Dorland Farms

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The black and white 1858 photo is a family treasure. It shows a fine brick house under construction, workers frozen for the long exposure, standing on a wide plank girding the tall second storey. Other men pose casually on the hip roof, or lean against the wide chimney. Below, men and boys, a dog, and a team of horses wait to resume work. Read More