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One Fare - Walkerville & Detroit Ferry Co - c 1925

To close out this mini series of posts of old transit tickets, is this one for the Walkerville – Detroit ferry. The Walkerville – Detroit ferry was established by the Walker’s to ease getting to their distillery. The journey from the Windsor Ferry Docks to the distillery in Walkerville was one that Hiram Walker felt was too long and too difficult. So the ferry to Walkerville was…
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Never Forget - 11 - 11

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch…
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Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery

A few shots today that were taken last week at the Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery. This is the final resting place of a large number of Windsorites who never came home. If you’ve never been to a War cemetery in Europe, it’s hard to describe, and the pictures…
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Red Beach - Dieppe France

A week ago, I had the opportunity to visit Dieppe, France, the site of the disastrous WWII raid that took place on August 19, 1942. The monument above, also has a twin that sits in Dieppe Park in downtown Windsor. Red Beach was the landing site of the Essex Scottish…
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Action Hobbies Kingsville's Historical Train Slide Show #15 this Saturday, April 26th, 2014 @ 7.30PM

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, head on out to Kingsville for the ever popular Historical Slide Show. Tomorrow Saturday, April 26th, 7.30pm – Action Hobbies hosts Historical Train Slide Show #15 featuring a special “double presentation” by returning presenter Helmut Ostermann from Waterloo, Ontario. Free admission, as always! Helmut will make an analog…
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Calendars for sale this Weekend

This Saturday only, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, copies of the IM 2014 calendar will be available at the Border City Knits booth at the Made in Windsor Show and Sale. The calendars will only be there on Saturday (tomorrow), not tonight. As always, they’re also available…
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Windsor From The Transfer Steamer - 1882

The engraving above appeared in the book “Picturesque Canada” published in 1882. While the engraving doesn’t indicate what boat it was, the “transfer steamers” were the rail ferries. Some of the earlier ones were well equipped to moved…