It seems I have winter on my mind today. This picture was taken before it was published on January 2nd, 1957. It was printed on page 1 of the County Herald with the following caption:
“Many of North Simcoe residents who are tired of wielding snow shovels during the constant snow storms, will envy Pat Dutton as he clears snow from around the tracks with a miniature snowblower in the CPR yards at Port McNicoll. Machine is of special value as the deep snow is now hard packed by recent (Caption damaged)”
The photo with the fisherman in the forefront was published in the Free Press Herald on January 9th, 1957. It was found on page 14 with the following caption:
“You must chisel a hole and find minnows for bait before you can ice fish in Georgian Bay. John Lisowski of Port McNicoll had tried several spots before this picture was taken in the slip at Port McNicoll.”
The other photo was taken the same day and was not published.
After a hiatus I am back with some and interesting photos and documents.
Today’s offering is a program for Captain Joseph Stewart’s retirement after 50 years service on the Great Lakes, 35 of those with the CPR at Port McNicoll. While the menu for the meal is not incredibly interesting, the last page bears all of the names of his last crew aboard the Assiniboia. It is noteworthy that the Chinese kitchen crew are included.