To celebrate the centenary of Huntsville, a delightful community in central Ontario long known as a summer resort area, the Research Committee of the Muskoka Pioneer Village has prepared a book of old photographs showing places and people in Huntsville and the townships of Brunei, Chaffey, Stephenson, Stisted, and the Lake of Bays. Each old photograph is accompanied by a story that has been an individual effort. This accounts for the various styles of writing and the depth of information relating to it. There are 126 photos, as well as old advertisements and maps, divided into chapters that outline early history, scenes, main street, industries, hotels, general stores, railway stations, fairgrounds, schools, churches, houses, resorts, and cottages.
Unlike many local research groups, the Huntsville Centennial Committee has been especially careful to select only good quality photographs that have reproduced well and offer the real flavour of the community with the clarity that readers always hope for, but do not always get. Information and photographs were gathered from over 160 families with roots in the area, and the atmosphere of early Muskoka life has been captured successfully. The book is in horizontal format, contains a bibliography, but lacks an index.
The author sets the background to the flight against the birth of manned powered flight and Britain in the aftermath of the First World War. He goes on to describe the record breaking flight in detail, drawing on Alcock and Browns written records and their flying log book, and concludes with a round-up of the fates of all the pioneers who are mentioned in the narrative, and the flights legacy for Everyman. Now published as a paperback, Yesterday We Were in America is the first accurate and atmospheric account of one of the most significant and dramatic flights in history.
Handsomely illustrated, Muskoka Traditions captures the many ways of life that make Ontario's most famous lake district an extraordinary place for generation after generation of residents and cottagers. The first embracing dive of the season. Musky woodland hunts for springtime's wild leeks and mushrooms. Exciting annual regattas and glamorous vintage boat shows. Midsummer memories of big-band nights at Dunn's Pavilion. A tour aboard the majestic Segwun, the oldest commercial vessel in North America. Piloting a sleek mahogany launch along Millionaire's Row. Silent, snowy February days at historic Clevelands House. It's all here in this heartfelt collection of photographs and essays by two of Muskoka's longtime residents.
You will meet boatbuilders and boat collectors, Native artisans and modern painters, farmers and steamboat engineers, owners of rustic cottages and proprietors of top-notch resorts, and explore how pioneer Muskoka became Ontario's cottage country.
With a foreword by Ontario Lieutenant-Governor James Bartleman, this book presents an insider's look at Muskoka's rich history and culture.
Its every motorcyclists dream. A friend or acquaintance says, You know, theres an old bike thats been sitting in this garage for years. The hunt is on. And rather than the usual worthless Hondazukimaha pile of hopeless oxidation, at the back of that barn you find a genuine classic, the motorcycle collectors dream.
The Vincent in the Barn tells forty such stories--tales of motorcycle hunting dreams come true. From Ducatis in basements to Vincents abandoned in sheds, Harleys in barns to Brit bikes moldering behind urban garages, these are the stories that fuel every motorcyclists fantasies. The only difference? Theyre true.