"Cobourg, Lake Ontario" by J. P. Cockburn
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- Colonel James Patterson Cockburn sketched or painted many settlements in 1829-30 as he passed through eastern Ontario. This is the oldest known sketch of Cobourg.
- A study of this sketch of 1830 with travelers' descriptions of Cobourg at this time enabled identification of several of the buildings. The original Church of England is seen near the corner of King and College Street. A block westward from it, actually on the site of the present Registry Office, is Oren Strong's Steam Boat Hotel, renamed the Albion in 1837. It was a low and rather wide 2 storey midway among the building on the north side of King. Across the street from it was Carpenter's Hotel, a higher structure that was said to be the best of the three inns in the village. The structure at the right of the sketch, where the Post Office stood in later years, may have been a livery stable or blacksmith shop, but we have no definite information. Hitching posts are shown in front of the inns.
- "Cobourgh" "Cobourg in 1830"
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Latitude: 43.95977 Longitude: -78.16515
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