Cobourg and District Images
Cobourg Harbour
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Postcards
Notes
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 place for trade on route to the Trent and St.Lawrence waterways. The Cobourg Harbour Co. owned the harbour for many years but in 1850 the town bought the harbour back at a huge expense. It accomodated railways, steamships and ferries, was disfigured for years by huge piles of coal and gigantic oil tanks. It was redesigned for small pleasure craft in the early 1980's and to this day undergoes various changes.
Inscriptions
"Just going to get on the stage for Gores Landing. Papa." Addressed to Miss Ruth Vianco, 137 Driving Park Ave., Rochester, NY.
Publisher
Valentine & Sons Publishing Co., ltd.
Place of Publication
Montreal and Toronto
Date of Original
c. 1909
Subject(s)
Local identifier
387-21
Collection
Historical Photographs
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95977 Longitude: -78.16515
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Contact
Cobourg Public Library
Email:info@cobourg.library.on.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

200 Ontario Street, Cobourg, ON K9A 5P4

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Cobourg Harbour