Monday, February 19, 2018

Lancaster Cenotaph

The Lancaster Cenotaph occupies a place on the northwest corner of Duncan Street and High Street in Lancaster, Ontario.













CANADA
1914 - 1919

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF GLENGARRY
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR FOR LIBERTY & JUSTICE
● ERECTED BY THE RED CROSS SOCIETY OF GLENGARRY ●

“GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.”







Thursday, February 15, 2018

100 Years Powered Flight in Canada Tree

A tree commemorating 100 years of powered flight in Canada stands to the west of the Lancaster Cenotaph on the north side of Duncan Street, east of County Road 34, in Lancaster, Ontario.




CANADA

100
1909 - 2009

This tree was planted in 2009 by the members of 253 Claude Nunney V.C. Squadron to commemorate 100 years of powered flight in Canada.

In cooperation with

Royal Canadian Legion
Branch 544

Canadian Forces School
Air Control Operations

S.D. & G
(Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry)
Highlanders

Cornwall Flying Club

Cornwall Canadian
Tire Corp.



Monday, February 12, 2018

Apple Hill Cenotaph

The Apple Hill Cenotaph occupies a place on the east of Old Orcard Street (County Road 20) north of St. Joseph Street, in Apple Hill, Ontario.




ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
GLENGARRY BRANCH 312

1914 — 1918

HARTLEY BLACKWOOD
FRED CHADWICK
GEORGE CROKER
DONALD A. CHISHOLM
DANIEL CHRISTIE
HUGH CHRISTIE
THOMAS ELLIS
LESTER FOULDS
WILLIAM GUNN
ALFRED JACQUES
STEWART KENNEDY
JAMES LAFAVE
GEORGE LUNN

GARRY MCDONALD
PHILIP J. MCDONALD
ARCHIBALD MACGREGOR
PETER MCLAREN
ALLAN MCLELLAN
WALLACE MACMARTIN
DONALD MCNAUCHTON
DANIEL H. MUNRO
HECTOR MURRAY
D. H. POIRIER
CHARENCE ROSS
SAM SMITH
ARPAD URQUHART

1939 — 1945

LESTER COLBOURNE
LOUIS JAMES JACQUES
CALVIN KINNEAR
MACK KIPPEN
ALFRED MCGREGOR
ORVAL MCPHADDEN
DOUGLAS C. MCDONALD
LEO MCDONALD

DOUGLAS MCDONALD
NEIL J. MCDONALD
BERT MCLENNAN
LYNDEND MCINTYRE
HUGHIE MUNRO
CHARLES M. PARENT
ALWYN ROSS

"THEY SERVED 'TILL DEATH! WHY NOT WE?"
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE BOYS FROM MARTINTOWN,
APPLE HILL, MONCKLAND AND DISTRICTS

KOREA

1950 — 1953






Thursday, February 08, 2018

Lost Villages of the St. Lawrence Plaque

In Lakeview Heights, Ontario, a plaque stands on the southwest corner of County Road 2 and Avonmore Road. The plaque commemorates the Lost Villages of the St. Lawrence.





Lost Villages Historical Society

MOULINETTE

To the south, at approximately one-half kilometre, lies Moulinette, once a village of 300 residents. Adam Dixson, of Moulinette's prominent family, built the first dam across to Sheek Island and part of the Cornwall Canal, near the village. Christ Anglican Church, not at Upper Canada Village, is a lasting legacy of Adam Dixson's contribution of land and money for its construction in 1837.

En direction suc, à eviron 0,5 kilomètre, existant Moulinette, un village de 300 personnes. Adam Dixson, de la famille réputée des Dixson, construit le premier barrage jusqu'à Sheek Island, ainsi qu'une partie du premier Canald de Cornwall. Christ Anglican Church, maintenant au village du Haut-Canada, fait partie de l'heritage d'Adam Dixson, grâce à son don de terrain et d'argent.

School Section #5
In Honour of J.G. Snetsinger & W.L.C. Snetsinger
Original Landowners


LOST VILLAGES OF THE ST. LAWRENCE

Construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway required the flooding of 20,000 acres along the Canadian shoreline between Iroquois and Cornwall. Some of these lands had been settled by loyalists in the 1780s. Between 1955 and 1957, 6,500 residents were relocated, many of them to the new communities of Ingleside and Long Sault. Work crews moved buildings to new sites and re-routed highways and railway tracks. Iroquois and part of Morrisburg were rebuilt on higher ground. On "Inundation Day," July 1, 1958, the rising waters of Lake St. Lawrence slowly submerged the villages of Aultsville, Farran's Point, Woodlands, Dickinson's Landing, Wales, Moulinette, Mille Roches and a farming community on Sheek's Island

Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Recreation


LES VILLAGES PERDUS DU SAINT-LAURENT

La construction de la voie maritime du Saint-Laurent entraine l'inondation de 20 000 acres de terres le long de la rive canadienne entre Iroquois et Cornwall, dont des parties avaient été colonisée par les loyalistes dans les années 1780. De 1955 à 1957, 6,500 habitants sont déplacés et réinstallés la plupart dans les nouveaux villages d'Ingleside et de Long Sault. Des équipes d'ouvriers transportent de bâtiments entiers aux nouveaux sites et détournent routes et voies ferrées. On reconstruit Iroquois et une partie de Morrisburg sur des terres plus elevées. Le 1er juillet 1958, « Jour de l'inondation », les eux montantes du Saint-Laurent engloutissent les villages Aultsville, Farran's Point, Woodlands, Dickinson's Landing, Wales, Moulinette, Mille Roches, ainsi que les fermes de l'île Sheek, disparaissent peu à peu.

Fondation du patrimoine ontarien, Ministère de la Culture, de Tourisme et des Loisins






Monday, February 05, 2018

Bofors Gun, Cardinal, Ontario

Many of the Royal Canadian Legion Halls across Canada have a memorial or artifact of remembrance at or near the hall. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 105, on Legion Way in Cardinal, Ontario, has a Bofors Gun out front.




- 1994 -
ARTILLERY RESTORATION MADE POSSIBLE AND COMPLETED BY
TWO LOCAL BUSINESSES

CLEANING & PREPARATION BY:
WORKMAN'S HIGH PRESSURE CLEANING - Prescott, Ont.

PAINT & PAINTING BY:
MEL JOHNSTON CHEV, GEO, OLDS - Kemptville, Ont.

FROM ALL OF US TO YOU - THANK YOU
From BRANCH 105


The 40 mm Bofors Light Anti-Aircraft Gun, often referred to simply as the Bofors gun, is an autocannon designed in the 1930s by the Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors. With a rate of fire of 130 rounds per minute, it was one of the most popular medium-weight anti-aircraft weapons used during World War II.