Thursday, October 19, 2017

Williamsburg Canals Plaque

The Williamsburg Canals plaque, in Morrisburg, Ontario, stands on the waterfront of the St. Lawrence River southeast of Lakeshore Drive.


THE WILLIAMSBURG CANALS

The canals at Farran's Point, Rapide Plat and Galops were known collectively as the Williamsbug Canals. All three were built in the period 1844-56 on the north side of the St. Lawrence to form part of the Great Lakes navigation system. Farran's Point Canal was three-quarters of a mile long with a single lock; the Rapide Plat was four miles long and had two locks; the Galops and Iroquois canals, together known as the Galops Canal, covered seven and five-eighths miles and had three locks. Ascending vessels used all three canals, while those descending only used the Galops. These canals disappeared with construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959.

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Government of Canada




LES CANAUX DE WILLIAMSBURG

Les canaux de Farran's Point, Rapide Plat et Galops étaient connus sous le nom de canaux de Williamsburg. Ils ont été construits entre 1844 et 1856 sur la rive nord du Saint-Laurent. Le canal de Farran's Point mesurait trois quarts de mille de long et afait une écluse; celui de Rapide Plat mesurait quatre milles et avait deux écluses; quant aux Canaux Galops et Iroquois, connu sous le mon de canal Galops, ils couvraient plus de sept milles et comportaient trois écluses. Les navires qui remontaient le fleuve utilisaient les trois canaux tandis que ceux qui le descendaient n'empruntaient que le canal Galops.

Commission des lieux et monuments historique du Canada
Gouvernement du Canada



Monday, October 16, 2017

Morrisburg Cenotaph

The Morrisburg Cenotaph occupies a place on the St. Lawrence River waterfront, in Morrisburg, Ontario southeast of Lakeshore Drive. A cenotaph is a grave marker where no bodies are buried. When the names of deceased individuals appear on a memorial, which is the case with this one, it can be considered to be a cenotaph.




HONOUR TO WHOM HONOUR IS DUE
TO ONE WHO HAS DEFENDED
ALL THAT WE MOST CHERISH
LIBERTY  PEACE  JUSTICE

LEST WE FORGET







THANK YOU
TO
BRAMPTON BRICK
CORNWALL GRAVEL
JOEY DEROUCHIE
HARLAND VEINOTTE
STEVE COLIGAN & LYNDEN CASSELMAN







PRESENTED TO THE VILLAGE OF MORRISBURG
BY ITS CITIZENS AND BRANCH 48
MORRISBURG LEGION EXECUTIVE

PRESIDENT        CAMERON H. MARTEL
1ST V.P.        LLOYD MERKLEY
2ND V.P.        RONALD MCLEAN
3RD V.P.        NEIL ROBERTSON
SECRETARY        STUART F. HOGUE
TREASURER        JOHN RICE
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
GLEN BARKLEY        JUDY LAURIN
DONALD FERGUSON        SARALYN MABO
ROBERT HOWALD        THOMAS W. MCCUTCHEON
ROSS HUMMELL        J. RICHARD VAUGHAN
PROJECT COMMITTEE
ROSS HUMMELL        CAMERON H. MARTEL
EDIWN R. RICE        JOHN RICE
MONUMENT
DESIGNED AND BUILT BY CROWDER MONUMENTS LTD.




Thursday, October 12, 2017

Johann Samuel Schwerdtfeger Plaque

The Johann Samuel Schwerdtfeger Plaque occupies a place on the southeast corner of St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church's grounds on the north side of Riverside Drive, in Morrisburg, Ontario.




THE REV. JOHANN SAMUEL SCHWERDTFEGER
1734-1803

The first Luthern minister to settle in this province, Schwerdtfeger was born in Burgbernheim, Bavaria, and studied theology at the University of Erlangen. Emigrating to America in 1753, he served as pastor of congregations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York. Much persecuted for his allegiand to the Crown during the American Revolution, Schwerdtfeger moved to Canada in 1791. He settled her in Williamsburg Township and became pastor of a congregation of German Loyalists, which had been established in 1784, and by 1790 had constructed the first Lutheran church in what is now Ontario. Its site now lies beneath Lake St. Lawrence. Within a few years he had organized Lutheran congregations in neighbouring townships. He died in 1803 and was buried in the old church cemetery.
Erected by the Archaeological and Historic Sites Board, Archives of Ontario  




Monday, October 09, 2017

Lions Club Memorial Plaques, Morrisburg

In Morrisburg, Ontario, two Lions Club memorial plaques stand close to the waterfront of the St. Lawrence River south of Lakeshore Drive.


LIONS INTERNATIONAL
IN MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO HAVE SERVED

MORRISBURG-WADDINGTON

1937 RALPH FETTERLY 1942
1937 JOHN A. HARBACK 1945
MORRISBURG & DISTRICT
1951 MAXWELL THOM 1954
1950 HERMAN VAN ALLEN 1965
1959 SOL ROSENFIELD 1975
1960 GEORGE BEAVERS 1975
1959 EVERETT TREVOR CROWDER 1978
1958 GORDON WALROTH (LM) 1985
1975 JOHN PHILLIPS 1985
1971 HARRY VAN MOORSEL 1996
1987 ART MARTELL 1997
1965 LELAND R VAN ALLEN 1998
1960 BLAKE CRUICKSHANK 2008

LIONS INTERNATIONAL
IN MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO HAVE SERVED
MORRISBURG & DISTRICT
2009 ROBERT (BOB) BECHARD 2014


Thursday, October 05, 2017

Sir James Pliny Whitney Plaque

East of Morrisburg, Ontario, North of Riverside Drive, which runs just north of County Road 2, just behind the fence of Holy Trinity Church stands the Sir James Pliny Whitney plaque.




SIR JAMES PLINY WHITNEY
1843-1914

Born in Williamsburg and educated at the Cornwall Grammar School, Whitney was called to the Bar in 1876. He was elected to the legislative assembly as Conservative member for Dundas in 1888. A noted orator, he was leader of the opposition 1896-1905. In the latter year the liberal government headed by the Hon. G. W. Ross was defeated and Whitney became the sixth prime minister of Ontario. He held that post 1905-14 and his administration was noted for its introduction of extensive legislation relating to agriculture, labour, education and public utilities. Whitney received his knighthood in 1908.
Erected by the Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.





Monday, October 02, 2017

McIntosh Apple Plaque

The McIntosh Apple Plaque stands about fifty feet south or County Road, west of McIntosh Road, in McIntosh Park, in Dundela, Ontario.




THE MCINTOSH APPLE
In 1811, John McIntosh discovered an apple sapling on his land in Matilda township. By bringing about its propagation and wide dissemination, he and his family had a significant impact on Canada's fruit growing industry. The McIntosh apple not only possessed a highly desirable taste, texture, aroma and appearance, but was also ideally suited for growing in this country's colder climate. A number of well-known hybrids, such as the Cortland, Empire, Lobo and Spartan, were derived from this fruit. The McIntosh has become one of the most popular varieties grown in Canada and abroad.

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
Government of Canada


LA POMME MCINTOSH
En 1811, John McIntosh trouva par hasard un jeune pommier sur son terrain du canton de Matilda. Lui et sa famille assurèrent la propagation et la dissémination de cette nouvelle pomme, contribuant ainsi grandement à l'industrie canadienne de la fruitculture. Notre climat se prêtait merveilleusement à la culture de la McIntosh, lui conféreant un goût, un consistance, une apparence et un arôme particuliers. De nombreux hybrides tels les Cortland, Empire, Lobo et Spartan dérivent du même fruit. La McIntosh est devenue l'une des variétés les plus répandues tant au Canada qu'a l'étranger.

Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
Gouvernement du Canada





Thursday, September 28, 2017

McInstosh Apple Cairn

The McIntosh Apple Cairn stands on the north side of Dundela Road (County Road 18), between Heritage Road and McIntosh Road, in Dundela, Ontario.




The original McIntosh Red apple tree stood about 20 rods north of this spot. It was one of a number of seedlings taken from the border of the clearings and transplanted by John McIntosh in the year 1796.
Erected by popular subscription 1912.