Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Prescott Lighthouse

The Prescott Lighthouse stands on the south side of Water Street East, east of Edward Street South, in Prescott, Ontario.




THIS LIGHTHOUSE RESTORATION PROJECT
WAS SPONSORED BY
THE ROTARY CLUB OF PRESCOTT
AS A 50TH ANNIVERSARY PROJECT
IN CO-OPERATION WITH THE TOWN OF PRESCOTT
AND THE FAMILY OF THE LATE
G. JUDSON NEWELL
A PAST ROTARIAN
AND
A FRIEND OF THE TOWN OF PRESCOTT
1989



The Lighthouse
Ice Cream & Gifts







Thursday, August 17, 2017

Justus Sherwood Plaque

In Prescott, Ontario, South of King Street West, on the waterfront, just east of Merwin Lane, stands the Justus Sherwood Plaque.





JUSTUS SHERWOOD 1747-1798

Born in Connecticut, Sherwood settled in Vermont in 1774. On the outbreak of the American Revolution he was arrested as a Loyalist, but escaped to join the British as Crown Point. He was taken prisoner at Saratoga in 1777, and after being exchanged was commissioned as a captain in the intelligence service. From 1780 to 1783 he had charge of secret negotiations which, it was hoped, would result in Vermont's rejoining the British Empire. Sherwood, who took up land in this township in 1784, played a leading role in its settlement. One of the District's first magistrates, he was also a member of the local land board until his death.

Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario




Monday, August 14, 2017

Major James Morrow Walsh Plaque

In Prescott, Ontario, on the south side of Water Street East at it's easternmost end stands the Major James Morrow Walsh Plaque.




MAJOR JAMES MORROW WALSH 1840-1905
Born and educated in Prescott, Walsh was trained at military schools at Kingston and by 1873 had attained the raind of Major in the militia. In that year he was commissioned in the newly formed North-West Mounted Police. While in charge at Fort Walsh, in present-day Saskatchewan, he became known for his influence and friendship with Sitting Bull, chief of the approximately 5,000 Sioux who sought refuge in Canada 1876-77, and for his role in the negotiations for their return to the United States. Walsh retired in 1883 but fourteen years later, at the height of the Klondike gold rush, he was appointed first Commissioner of the Yukon and Superintendent of the North-West Mounted Police there. in 1898 he retired to his home in Brockville.
Erected by the Archaeological and Historic Sites Board, Archives of Ontario




Thursday, August 10, 2017

Great War Memorial Drinking Fountain

In Prescott, Ontario, on the south side of Henry Street East between Edward Street South and Centre Street, in front of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 97, stands a drinking fountain dedicated to the memory of those who gave their lives in the Great War.




IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF PRESCOTT
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 — 1918



LEST WE FORGET

BAKER, ARTHUR E.
BAKER, HOWARD
BLACKLOCK, PHILIP U.
BOVAIRD, CECIL
BURKE, WARD W.
DAVY, JOHN H.
DOYLE, JACOB S.
EWART, HAVEY G.
GLASGOW, IRA H.
HURLBERT, ALBERT
KINGSTON, ROYAL W.
LANE, WILLIAM E.
LINDSAY, ROY

MACDONALD, JOHN A.
MCGREGOR, HAROLD PH.
O'LEARY, CHARLES H.
O'SHEA, GUY C.
PATTERSON, GEORGE
PATTERSON, EDWARD
PETERSON, JAMES
ROBINSON, WILLIAM
SHARPE, WILLIAM F.
SMITH, HARRY J.
TYNER, JOHN R. W.
WARD, STANLEY W.
WHITE, WILFRED L.

"WHOSOEVER LIVETH
AND BELIEVETH IN ME
SHALL NEVER DIE."





Monday, August 07, 2017

Fort Wellington Hospital

In Prescott, Ontario on the east side of East Street just north of Henry Street East, stands a building that in the 1800s functioned as a hospital for the nearby Fort Wellington.




FORT WELLINGTON HOSPITAL
1840 — 1854

This frame structure was originally constructed c.1823 as a commisariat house for the Fort Wellington garrison. From 1840—1854, the building served as a military hospital; mainly serving the local garrison of the Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment. The hospital contained three wards accommodating a total of sixteen patients. The building also housed a surgery, a room for the hospital sergeant, a kitchen, and a storeroom.

THE GRENVILLE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY



Thursday, August 03, 2017

Grand Trunk Railway Station and Plaque, Prescott

In Prescott, Ontario, on the north side of Railway Avenue across from St. Lawrence Street stands a former Grand Trunk Railway station, now headquarters of the Grenville County Historical Society.








GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY PRESCOTT
The grand Trunk was incorporated in 1853 to run from Sarnia to Portland, Maine. Although it took over existing lines, new ones had to be build, including sections of the key Toronto to Montreal line completed by the noted English engineering firm of Peto, Brassey, Jackson and Betts in 1856. The Prescott station, built about 1855, is a typical example of the smaller stations erected by this firm for the Grand Trunk Railway. Influenced by English designs, the station is an enduring monument to early Canadian railway enterprise.

LE CHEMIN DE FER DU GRAND TRONC PRESCOTT

Devant relier Sarnia à Portland (Maine), le Grand Tronc fut le premier chemin de fer interprovincial au Canada. Même s'il comptait déjà un certain nombre de tronçons au moment de son incorporation en 1853, il fallut en aménager d'autres, notamment le long de réseau principal Toronto-Montréal. Cette enterprise fut confiée en 1856 à la firme anglaise de Peto, Brassey, Jackson et Betts. La gare de Prescott et un exemple des petites gares construites par cette compagnie pour le Grand Tronc. D'inspiration anglaise, la gare perpétue toutefois le souvenir des débuts de l'enterprise des chemins de fer au Canada

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Commission des lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Government of Canada · Governement du Canada