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  • Moving the steam yacht Naiad through Bracebridge, 1940s
    Image       The steam yacht Naiad, formerly owned by Senator William Eli Sanford and later his family, is being moved from Gravenhurst Wharf through Bracebridge en route to Lake of Bays, for David Cameron Peck of Illinois during the 1940s.
    Image     The steam yacht Naiad, formerly owned by Senator William Eli Sanford and later his family, is being moved from Gravenhurst Wharf through Bracebridge en route to Lake of Bays, for ...
  • Moving the steam yacht Naiad from Gravenhurst Wharf 1940s
    Image       The Naiad, a 68 foot craft built at Toronto in 1890 for Senator William Eli Sanford, was the first known steam yacht on the Muskoka Lakes. Senator Sanford used the yacht to entertain guests at his summer home on Lake Rosseau. Guests aboard have included Prime Minister Sir John Thompson ...
    Image     The Naiad, a 68 foot craft built at Toronto in 1890 for Senator William Eli Sanford, was the first known steam yacht on the Muskoka Lakes. Senator Sanford used the ...
  • Tamarac Lodge, Bracebridge, 1952
    Image       Tamarack Lodge was built in 1944 by Dr. Fraser M. Grieg of Bracebridge. Constructed of tamarack logs, it offered 32 rooms on a bay on Lake Muskoka between Bracebridge and Milford Bay. After 1964 it was known as Tamwood Lodge until it was demolished in 2007 to make way for ...
    Image     Tamarack Lodge was built in 1944 by Dr. Fraser M. Grieg of Bracebridge. Constructed of tamarack logs, it offered 32 rooms on a bay on Lake Muskoka between Bracebridge and ...
  • Tamarac Lodge, aerial view
    Image       Tamarac Lodge was originally built in 1944 by Dr. Fraser M. Greig of Bracebridge. When purchased by Frank Miller, owner of Patterson-Kaye Lodge, in 1964, it became known as Tamwood Lodge. Constructed of tamarack logs, it was one of the longest log buildings in Canada. During the winters of 1950s, ...
    Image     Tamarac Lodge was originally built in 1944 by Dr. Fraser M. Greig of Bracebridge. When purchased by Frank Miller, owner of Patterson-Kaye Lodge, in 1964, it became known as Tamwood ...
  • Tamarac Lodge, Lake Muskoka 1952
    Image       Tamarac Lodge in Monck township, was built by Dr. Fraser Greig of Bracebridge in 1944. In later years, the lodge changed hands several times and changed its name to Tamwood Lodge. It was torn down in 1987 to make way for the construction of Touchstone development.
    Image     Tamarac Lodge in Monck township, was built by Dr. Fraser Greig of Bracebridge in 1944. In later years, the lodge changed hands several times and changed its name to Tamwood ...
  • Flooding on River Street, Bracebridge.
    Image       "A typical spring flood scene on River St., Bracebridge in the 1920s." handwritten on the back of photo.
    Image     "A typical spring flood scene on River St., Bracebridge in the 1920s." handwritten on the back of photo.
  • Bracebridge Memorial Community Centre.
    Image       Bracebridge Memorial Community Centre opened officially in January 1949. Now (2018) referred to as Bracebridge Arena, it continues to serve the community.
    Image     Bracebridge Memorial Community Centre opened officially in January 1949. Now (2018) referred to as Bracebridge Arena, it continues to serve the community.
  • Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School
    Image       The original building opened in 1926 as Bracebridge High School but changed its name in 1964 to Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School. Numerous additions have been made over the years but the school was closed in 2005 and a new school built in conjunction with the Sportsplex and Rene ...
    Image     The original building opened in 1926 as Bracebridge High School but changed its name in 1964 to Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School. Numerous additions have been made over the ...
  • Segwun Boat Tours, Muskoka.
    Image       After years as a museum, the Segwun was restored and re-launched in 1974. Improvements to the ship continued into the 1980s with the removal of state rooms and the addition of modern equipment. June 27 1981 marked her return to cruising the Muskoka lakes.
    Image     After years as a museum, the Segwun was restored and re-launched in 1974. Improvements to the ship continued into the 1980s with the removal of state rooms and the addition ...
  • Island View & Sunset Cottages at Rostrevor Resort, Muskoka.
    Image       These and other cottages were added to Rostrevor Resort on lake Rosseau, sometime after the 1940s. The original resort had been established in 1898 and continued in some form until the 1980s.
    Image     These and other cottages were added to Rostrevor Resort on lake Rosseau, sometime after the 1940s. The original resort had been established in 1898 and continued in some form until ...
  • The Cedars' cottage at Rostrevor Resort, Muskoka.
    Image       This cottage and others were added to the main lodge of Rostrevor Resort sometime after the 1940s. During the war, guests arrived aboard the steamer Sagamo. Many families returned year after year.
    Image     This cottage and others were added to the main lodge of Rostrevor Resort sometime after the 1940s. During the war, guests arrived aboard the steamer Sagamo. Many families returned year ...
  • Brookside & Beachview Cottages at Rostrevor Resort, Muskoka.
    Image       these cottages were added to the main lodge at Rostrevor Resort on Lake Rosseau in Muskoka, sometime in the 1940s. In those days, guests arrived aboard the steamer Sagamo.
    Image     these cottages were added to the main lodge at Rostrevor Resort on Lake Rosseau in Muskoka, sometime in the 1940s. In those days, guests arrived aboard the steamer Sagamo.
  • Anchorage & Westview cottages at Rostrevor Resort, Muskoka.
    Image       Rostrevor Resort, on Lake Rosseau, Muskoka first opened in 1898 by Arthur Dinsmore. By 1916, it could accomodate 100 guests. Despite hard times during the Depression, it remained open until the early 1980s. these cabins and others were added to the main lodge sometime after the 1940s.
    Image     Rostrevor Resort, on Lake Rosseau, Muskoka first opened in 1898 by Arthur Dinsmore. By 1916, it could accomodate 100 guests. Despite hard times during the Depression, it remained open until ...
  • Camping on Muskoka lakes
    Image       This postcard is labeled "Camping, a typical scene in Muskoka, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada." It was mailed in 1915.
    Image     This postcard is labeled "Camping, a typical scene in Muskoka, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada." It was mailed in 1915.
  • A "Haying Party" from Milford Bay.
    Image       This postcard is titled A "Haying Party" from Milford Bay but judging by the ladies' apparel, this was a party riding on hay, not actually haying on the field. The postcard is not dated.
    Image     This postcard is titled A "Haying Party" from Milford Bay but judging by the ladies' apparel, this was a party riding on hay, not actually haying on the field. The ...
  • A summer afternoon in Muskoka long ago.
    Image       This postcard depicts a summer afternoon at the water somewhere in Muskoka. Although it is not dated, it was issued when it cost only one cent to mail in Canada and the US. Judging by the swimming costumes, maybe early 1900s?
    Image     This postcard depicts a summer afternoon at the water somewhere in Muskoka. Although it is not dated, it was issued when it cost only one cent to mail in Canada ...
  • View of construction of Wellington Street bridge in Bracebridge, 1984.
    Image       This view is looking south over what will become the Wellington St. bridge crossing the Muskoka River in Bracebridge, 1984. The bridge would reduce traffic jams on Manitoba Street but prevent the Segwun steamer from passing.
    Image     This view is looking south over what will become the Wellington St. bridge crossing the Muskoka River in Bracebridge, 1984. The bridge would reduce traffic jams on Manitoba Street but ...
  • Bracebridge Train Station in the days of steam.
    Image       The train station in Bracebridge was located on the east side of town, as you approach on the current Taylor Road. The date of this photo is unknown.
    Image     The train station in Bracebridge was located on the east side of town, as you approach on the current Taylor Road. The date of this photo is unknown.
  • Home of Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Moon, Bracebridge, 1944
    Image       This is the home of Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Moon, across the street from the Bracebridge High School, where Mr. Moon was the caretaker. Looks like 1944 was a heavy snowfall winter in Bracebridge.
    Image     This is the home of Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Moon, across the street from the Bracebridge High School, where Mr. Moon was the caretaker. Looks like 1944 was a heavy ...
  • Horse racing at Bracebridge Fall Fair grounds, Jubilee Park.
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