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REMEMBER THIS: The legendary lake captain — Part 2

REMEMBER THIS: The legendary lake captain — Part 2

The captain would become highly revered for the way he handled the doomed Manitoulin on May 18, 1882
REMEMBER THIS: The legendary lake captain — Part 1

REMEMBER THIS: The legendary lake captain — Part 1

Georgian Bay called to Peter Campbell when he young, and he went on to form the conglomerate Great Northern Transit Company
REMEMBER THIS: Peril on the lakes — Part 2

REMEMBER THIS: Peril on the lakes — Part 2

The Enterprise steamer suffered fate similar to that of the J.H. Jones, but with no casualties
REMEMBER THIS: Peril on the lakes — Part 1

REMEMBER THIS: Peril on the lakes — Part 1

In the winter of 1906, the tugboat 'J.H. Jones' left Owen Sound for the last run of the season ... but it became its last run ever
REMEMBER THIS: Old-fashioned winters through the words of Fred Grant

REMEMBER THIS: Old-fashioned winters through the words of Fred Grant

Barrie storyteller recalls thermometer regularly sinking to -45 C in 1870s
REMEMBER THIS: A snapshot of New Year's 100 years ago

REMEMBER THIS: A snapshot of New Year's 100 years ago

Let’s have a look at what was going on in Barrie during the final week of 1923
REMEMBER THIS: White Christmas? Chances are good in Barrie

REMEMBER THIS: White Christmas? Chances are good in Barrie

Farmers were keen weather observers, with many keeping diaries to record conditions
REMEMBER THIS: Story of the Christmas box fairly complex

REMEMBER THIS: Story of the Christmas box fairly complex

A Christmas box could involve any kind of small gift at all but, in most cases, cash was the expected form
REMEMBER THIS: Where have all the carollers gone?

REMEMBER THIS: Where have all the carollers gone?

'Do carollers still travel the streets of Barrie at Christmastime? I know that there was a time when they were a common sight,' says columnist
REMEMBER THIS: A frontier town Christmas was a bit different

REMEMBER THIS: A frontier town Christmas was a bit different

'Coffins of all kinds at half the price usually charged by others; also an excellent hearse at a trifling charge'