Picture St. Marys
Swimming in the Quarry, 1940s


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
This is a photograph of the St. Marys Swimming Quarry sometime before 1945. Although the Quarry was not officially open for swimming at this time, this was a hard rule to enforce on a hot day.

Quarrying was a major industry in early St. Marys history, but in 1920 the quarries closed because there was no longer a demand for stone. By 1930, all machinery had been removed from the quarries and they were allowed to fill with water, immediately making the quarry a popular place for swimming. However, it wasn't until 1945 that the Town purchased the property and officially opened the east quarry as a public swimming pool. The Quarry has been a popular place for locals to swim ever since.

For more information about the quarry and swimming hours, visit: http://www.townofstmarys.com/en/recreation-and-culture/Swimming-Quarry.aspx
Notes:
Condition: good.
Dimensions:
Width: 15.3 cm
Height: 10.2 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 14.7cm
Image Height: 9.1cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
macke148
Collection:
Macke Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2490994963168 Longitude: -81.1487309227371
Donor:
Marlene Macke
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Macke Collection. "Swimming in the Quarry, 1940s" St. Marys Museum, macke148.
Location of Original:
R. Lorne Eedy Archives
Terms of Use:
Reproduction of digital objects is restricted to fair use for personal study or research; any other use must be done with permission of copyright holder.
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

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Swimming in the Quarry, 1940s


This is a photograph of the St. Marys Swimming Quarry sometime before 1945. Although the Quarry was not officially open for swimming at this time, this was a hard rule to enforce on a hot day.

Quarrying was a major industry in early St. Marys history, but in 1920 the quarries closed because there was no longer a demand for stone. By 1930, all machinery had been removed from the quarries and they were allowed to fill with water, immediately making the quarry a popular place for swimming. However, it wasn't until 1945 that the Town purchased the property and officially opened the east quarry as a public swimming pool. The Quarry has been a popular place for locals to swim ever since.

For more information about the quarry and swimming hours, visit: http://www.townofstmarys.com/en/recreation-and-culture/Swimming-Quarry.aspx