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(Thumbnail) Lake schooner "YORK" locking through the first Welland Canal at Port Dalhousie, circa 1840. (image/jpeg)
Title Lake schooner "YORK" locking through the first Welland Canal at Port Dalhousie, circa 1840.
Creator  Akkerman, Anton (Tony)
Type  Still Image
Medium  Colour print
Description  The "YORK" was a typical schooner that plied the Great Lakes carrying about 165 tons of supplies from Montreal or Toronto to settlements along the upper lakes. On the return trip, the schooners would carry grain, wood, or other raw materials.
The original Welland Canal had 40 wooden locks, operated by lock-tenders. Tow-boys, driving teams of horses, would pull the vessels through the canal system. The first locks measured 22 feet wide by 110 feet long, considerably smaller than today's locks.
In the right background sits the lock-tender's cabin.
Date  1984.
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(Thumbnail) Old Port Dalhousie (image/jpeg)
Title Old Port Dalhousie
Creator  Akkerman, Anton N.
Type  Still Image
Medium  Oil
Date  1994
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