Photo Du JourWindsor

Photo Du Jour - October 28, 2005 - Canadian Club

For many years, the Canadian Club sign illuminated the Windsor Shoreline, relentlesly advertising the Distillery’s wares. Now it’s been gone less than a decade, but is probably forgotten by many. The sign however had quite a history. This photo above is from c. 1920, and shows the first sign. That sign above was designed by Architect Albert Kahn, and erected in 1900. It was the…
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Windsor

The Big Boy Comes To Town...

Yesterday at the Windsor Airport, we had a semi-rare visitor arrived with Cargo for G.M. This giant Antonov-124 from the Ukraine was the guest of honor, as this heavy rolled into town. It’s hard to tell in photos, but the aircraft is massive. Here are some specs: Wing…
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Photo Du Jour - October 24, 2005 - 2005 Detroit Marathon

As always the Detroit International Marathon adds the element of running in two countires. Over the Bridge, under the Tunnel. Here are the runners heading though downtown Windsor along Riverside Dr. Turning the corner and heading south on Goyeau towards the Tunnel, passing the Windsor Police Headquarters. Hitting the last refreshment stand on the Windsor side before entering the Tunnel. BTW…
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Old PhotographsWindsor

More oldies...

Again from the Bernie Droulliard collection. These photos were developped last night from transnegs (copies of negatives, or negatives of prints) and many haven’t been seen in 60 + years. Many of the originals rest in the Transit Windsor Archives. The Crosstown Bus in 1942 This is one of the Ford buses that displaced Windsor’s streetcar system in the late ’30s. The photo…
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Old PhotographsWindsor

Old Windsor Photos

From the collection of Bernie Drouilliard, sent to me by John Stefani. Here is another round of classic Windsor transportation images. Those guys have in the past, contributed a fair amout of histoical Windsor photographs. I look forward to future contibutions, and I will…