Historical Photos II
Nor Ontair Dash-7 at Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, March 1981. I flew on these planes to Toronto several times for Ontraio Secondary School Teachers Federation meetings. Very noisy, which meant you couldn't converse with your seatmate, They were reliable planes, though, and remarkably steady flyers despite their small size.
Mississagi River flooded because an earthen dam failed upstream. The highway was flooded in several places, but one could still drive through. This patch of flooded woodland was about 10 miles west of Blind River. The Mississaugi River is in the background,
Shell station Sault Ste Marie, August 1985, long since replaced. I liked all the signage in the window.
Huron Central Railway. The line was surveyed when the Liberals decided that a south-of-Superior route should be built as it would be cheaper. They lost the next election, and Sir John A Macdonald fixed that. Today's CPR route runs along the North Shore of Lake Superior.
Update: This house has been torn down.
Esso Bulk Plant, Nipigon, September 1969. As you can see, it was still served by rail.
I played Poobah, Lord High Everything in The Mikado, spring 1972. I made the fan myself, because the ones rented from the costume company weren't big enough for Poobah. I still have it.
Northland Grocers, Sudbury, July 1988. It still stands, with minor changes to the exterior signage. Not many small businesses survive this long.