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Magasin C. Guillemin 1725

Lower Town, Quebec City, QC.

 

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Lighthouse

The Point Clark lighthouse on Lake Huron has been under wraps for the past couple of years while undergoing major repair/reconstruction.

It has re-emerged from the cocoon.

Lighthouse

It looks spectacular!

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Old and Forgotten

There is history behind this Northlander Engine.

Northlander Engine

It has become old and forgotten. Does any of it matter?

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Landmark

Derelict grain elevator in Dorothy, Alberta.

Elevator Dorothy AB

This is dinosaur country. The structure complements the history of the region.

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Just In Case

This is my friend Larry’s garage wall. The “too good to throw in the garbage” items hang on the wall just in case they will be needed some day in the future. Larry runs a farm and “you never know” when something hanging in the garage will be exactly what you need to repair a broken piece of equipment.

Garage Wall

Of course, the day you need that item that you’ve saved for years is exactly one day after you give up on it and throw it out.

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Pergola

As part of the Waterfront Development Project  fundraising, a pergola was built.

Pergola I

Pergola II

The structure is a meeting and resting place for those visiting the waterfront features.  The leaves commemorate the people of North Bay.

It is an interesting gateway to the wonders of North Bay’s Waterfront.

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End of an Era

Yesterday I went on a little photo walk and found myself in the part of town where the Ontario Northland Railway has its operations.

There is a long history to this enterprise and North Bay has been the centre of its operations since it was created.

Over the years it has grown into the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission and its activities extend beyond rail to telecommunications, shipping, internet services, contract refurbishing of rail cars and locomotives.  At one time it had its own small airline (Norontair).

Recently in a “cost saving” measure the Provincial Government announced that it was divesting itself of the various parts of the ONTC and would sell each to the highest bidder.  This has created a great deal of upheaval and uncertainty in the town and indeed in the whole of Northeastern Ontario.  From North Bay to Moosonee unhappiness reigns.

The memory of the “Glory Years” is about to start fading:

It won’t be long before the building in the background is renamed.

People will forget as the enterprise that connected Northeastern Ontario fades into history.

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