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Drawing of the Cobourg Harbour and shoreline in 1874 
Image    Drawing of the Cobourg Harbour and shoreline in 1874 Source: unknown Acquired: June 24, 1992
Excerpt entitled "Cobourg in 1846" 
Image    Excerpt entitled "Cobourg in 1846" from Smith's Gazeteer Source: Smith's Gazeteer, 1846. From Gordon King. Acquired: August 6, 1993
Cobourg, 1840 
Image  1840  Titled "Cobourg, 1840". The Cobourg Harbour Co. was incorporated and began operating in about 1830, starting with this pier. This first pier began near the entrance to the present trailer park, extended 500 feet into the lake and ended with a lighthouse. This is a photograph of the original. This...
Cobourg Harbour, Winter of 1898 
Image  1898  Photograph of the east side of the harbour.
Bathing at Victoria Beach 
Image  c. 1900  The water slide in the background was a much-loved feature with children hurtling down a wooden slide in a toboggan on wheels. The slide stretched out over the water and into the harbour. It was in the area between the east pier and where the beach ended and was run by the Lavis family who had...
Cobourg Harbour 
Image  c. 1909  The harbour has been rebuilt, dredged and expanded many times in the past century and a half. It is actually entirely artificial as the bay formed by Midtown Creek was just a swampy inlet, which the Cobourg business people quickly recognized as a great opportunity if it becam a major stopping...
A description and plan of the town of Cobourg from 1797 to 1831 
Image    A description and plan of the town of Cobourg from 1797 to 1831 by Sandford A. Fleming. Source: Percy Climo Acquired: March 1, 1988
S.S. Ontario No. 1 
Image  c. 1910  Photograph taken at the Genesse Docks, New York.Ontario No. 1 cost about $375,000, was 317 feet long, 54.2 foot beam, 16 1/2 foot draft, speed 13-15mph, capacity of 28 loaded coal cars, 1,000 passengers, berths for 90 people From the 1850s to the 1870s Charlotte, New York had a flourishing...
S.S. Ontario No. 1 and No. 2, Cobourg, Ontario 
Image  c. 1910  It was unusual to have both car ferries in the harbour at the same time. The Ontario Car Ferry company was formed in 1905 in a joint venture between the Grand Trunk Railway and the Buffalo, Rochester and Pennsylvania Railroad. The two ferries based in Cobourg also perfomed the secondary function...
S.S.Ontario No.1 and No.2, Cobourg Harbour, Ontario 
Image  c. 1910  From the 1850s to the 1870s Charlotte, New York had a flourishing business in shipping but then certain bills were passed by the federal government favoring the railroads and harbours became nearly empty. In 1880 Bell, Lewis and Yates Co. built coal docks on the river next to the iron furnace....
Yacht Aida 
Image  c. 1910  Aida was about 56' long plus bowsprit and won many races, cruised lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte under the Carter family ownership. there is a half model in the trophy room at the R.C.Y.C. Yachting had been popular in Cobourg as early as the 1850s. Regattas were held in the harbour and...
Christmas card showing the harbour mouth in Cobourg, 1882, printed in 1962. 
Image    Christmas card showing the harbour mouth in Cobourg, 1882, printed in 1962. Source: Percy Climo Acquired: 1991 Season's Greetings and best wishes for the coming year!
Harbour, Cobourg, Ont., Canada 
ImageComments:  c1910  Coloured postcard of Cobourg harbour from the lighthouse on the eastern pier. A two masted schooner lies at the inner pier with a second schooner bow on to the camera. Behind the schooners is the railroad station. On the horizon is Victoria Hall on the left and Saint Peter's Anglican church to...
Cobourg Harbour 
Image  c.1947  S.S.Ontario No.2 in the Cobourg Harbour. "Brian Babcock. Jr. Engineer on the S.S.Ontario #1 1948, Fireman on the S.S. Ontario No. 2 in 1945"
Remains of Old East Pier 
Image  1948  The remains of the once busy East Pier As the advertisement of 1831 put it: "Wanted - 500 sticks of pine timber, 30 feet long and 12 inches square..." The Cobourg Harbour Co. was incorporated and began operating in about 1830, starting with this pier. This first pier began near the entrance to the...
East Pier looking north 
Image  1948  The Cobourg Harbour Co. was incorporated and began operating in about 1830, starting with this pier. This first pier began near the entrance to the present trailer park, extended 500 feet into the lake and ended with a lighthouse.Within ten years the West pier was built and the East pier was...
East Pier looking north 
Image  1948  Pictured are Edwin C. Guillet and son Bob. The Cobourg Harbour Co. was incorporated and began operating in about 1830, starting with this pier. This first pier began near the entrance to the present trailer park, extended 500 feet into the lake and ended with a lighthouse. Within ten years the...
T-Pier off East Pier, Cobourg Harbour 
Image  c.1951  Unloading freight for Ordinance Depot.
Cobourg Harbour 
Image  c,1960  The harbour has been rebuilt, dredged and expanded many times in the past century and a half. It is actually entirely artificial as the bay formed by Midtown Creek was just a swampy inlet, which the Cobourg business people quickly recognized as a great opportunity if it becam a major stopping...
Dock at Cobourg 
Image  c. 1960  Complete Marina facilities throughout the region.The harbour has been rebuilt, dredged and expanded many times in the past century and a half. It is actually entirely artificial as the bay formed by Midtown Creek was just a swampy inlet, which the Cobourg business people quickly recognized as a...
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