Picture St. Marys
Swimming at Canada's Largest Outdoor Swimming Pool


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Postcards
Description:
This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. This is a photograph postcard of the swimming Quarry. It is summer time and there are many people out and enjoying the Quarry. Many swimmers can be spotted in the water. There are also many people on the deck. Three people are standing on the high dive. Also notice the people sitting and standing on the cliff to the right side of the photo.

There are three rafts visible in this photo, all of which have people on them. Today the Quarry only has two rafts.

The Quarries were allowed to fill with water between the years 1930-1935. St. Marys residents used the quarry as a swimming pool since this time, but its popularity increased after World War II in 1945.

This postcard has not been used, but there is a date stamped onto the back of the card. The date is August 12, 1962.
Notes:
Condition: Excellent- Each of the four corners are just slightly worn.
Dimensions:
Width: 13.8 cm
Height: 8.7 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 13.8cm
Image Height: 8.7cm
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Near, Reg.
Local identifier:
RN6_73
Collection:
Reg Near Postcards
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.25009
    Latitude: 43.25009 Longitude: -81.13304
Donor:
Reg Near
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
"Swimming at Canada's Largest Outdoor Swimming Pool." St. Marys Museum, RN6_73.
Location of Original:
R. Lorne Eedy Archives
Terms of Use:
Reproduction of digital objects is restricted to fair use for personal research or study; any other use must be done with permission of copyright holder. As per request of donors on behalf of Reg Near, the original collection is to remain in the St. Marys Museum building and kept in the archival vault at all times. Retrieval from the vault is allowed for viewing under supervision of St. Marys Museum staff only.
Reproduction Notes:
This image is a watermarked low resolution reproduction. High resolution images are available at the St. Marys Museum for a fee.
Contact
St. Marys Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

177 Church Street South,

P.O. Box 998,

St. Marys, Ontario.

N4X 1B6

Swimming at Canada's Largest Outdoor Swimming Pool
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Swimming at Canada's Largest Outdoor Swimming Pool


This image is one in a series of postcards from the Reg Near collection. This is a photograph postcard of the swimming Quarry. It is summer time and there are many people out and enjoying the Quarry. Many swimmers can be spotted in the water. There are also many people on the deck. Three people are standing on the high dive. Also notice the people sitting and standing on the cliff to the right side of the photo.

There are three rafts visible in this photo, all of which have people on them. Today the Quarry only has two rafts.

The Quarries were allowed to fill with water between the years 1930-1935. St. Marys residents used the quarry as a swimming pool since this time, but its popularity increased after World War II in 1945.

This postcard has not been used, but there is a date stamped onto the back of the card. The date is August 12, 1962.