Postcard: Bronte River, Bronte, Ont.
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- The black and white photograph shows the harbour entrance and Lake Ontario, with the lighthouse on the left. The smokestack and roof of the Bronte Steam mill (opened in 1858) shows over the trees on the east side while the waterway curves west into the inner harbour.
The photograph is likely taken from the vantage point of the Lake Shore Road or Triller Street as it was then named.
West of the harbour entrance, there were extensive marshes which continued nearly a mile north along the east bank of the Twelve Mile Creek. After much delay, the harbout was dredged and deepened during its construction, and was completed in 1856, thanks to the Bronte Harbour Company.
For more information on the creation of the harbour and of Bronte as a village, click on the link to the Town of Oakville's Bronte Harbour website.
- The stamp is King George V wearing the Admiral of the Fleet uniform. It is 2 cents. The postmark is: "BRONTE ONT. JUN 07 30".
The "Bronte River" is the popular name of Twelve Mile Creek.
Another excellent book for more information: The Story of Bronte Harbour by Philip Brimacombe, s.l., Oakville Historical Society & The Boston Mills Press, c1976.
- Commercial print on the front of the postcard: "Bronte River, Bronte, Ont.".
Commercial print on the back of the postcard: "POST CARD.", "ADDRESS ONLY.", "103 THE INTERNATIONAL STATIONERY CO., PICTON, CANADA".
The card is addressed to Mrs. L. Freeman 7 McAlpine St., Toronto, Ont.
The message is: "Dear Mom. We're well and having a good time Alice".
Handwritten in pencil on the verso: "25-".
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- Mrs. L. Freeman
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- The International Stationery Co.
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- Trafalgar Township Historical Society
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- Ross and Margaret Wark
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- Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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- Postcard: Bronte River, Bronte, Ont.
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton