Saturday, 15 October 2011


I never cease to be amazed at the number of postcards that were created for The Point.  I have identified 25 different postcards - with some having been produced in both colour and black & white. 

I believe that this one was take just above the Upper Warf at the intersection of Lake & Irene Avenues. The parasols, big hat and dog running free make it a classic.

I also love this one which was sent in 1906 and shows the lake steamer loading at the Lower Warf.

But my favourite is of the boat houses on Lake Avenue belowing to the Marjory & Wallace Jones and to W. Lloyd & Sarah Wood.  Marjory's father, Sandy Campbell, was the law partner of our first Prime Minister Sir John A McDonald and the Conservative Party fixer. William Lloyd Wood was the daughter of Sarah Jordan, whose father had homestead next door to the Langtons at Blythe Farm.  The Campbell boat house was taken down between 1936 and 1943 and the Wood's boat house survived into the 1960s.

Have you sent the History Project pictures of your boathouse?

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