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Inner and outer lighthouse on west breakwater

Photo of inner lighthouse, with outer lighthouse in the background.

Inner and outer lighthouse on west breakwater
Outer lighthouse on west breakwater

Outer lighthouse on west breakwater.

Outer lighthouse on west breakwater
Inner lighthouse on west breakwater

Inner lighthouse on west breakwater

Inner lighthouse on west breakwater
West Pier and Breakwall with Lighthouse

The west pier and breakwall with main lighthouse on the end

West Pier and Breakwall with Lighthouse
The Tribune, September 8th, 1971

Article from The Tribune, September 8th, 1971, which talks about the complains of the new automatic foghorn installed.

The Tribune, September 8th, 1971
Port Colborne Times, November 28th, 1907.

Article from the Port Colborne Times, November 28, 1907, about the completed steel frame construction of the new east side lighthouse.

Port Colborne Times, November 28th, 1907.
Inner Lighthouse on West Breakwater

Photo of the Inner Lighthouse in 2014.

Inner Lighthouse on West Breakwater
Lighthouse on the outer end of the 1927 breakwater extension

Photo of Outer Lighthouse after its recent construction on the new south-west breakwater.

Lighthouse on the outer end of the 1927 breakwater extension
Sessional papers of the Dominion of Canada : volume 7, first session of the seventh Parliament, session 1891

Excerpt from the Sessional papers of the Dominion of Canada: volume 7, 1891, about the new main lighthouse built in 1890.

Sessional papers of the Dominion of Canada : volume 7, first session of the seventh Parliament, session 1891
W. H. Smith Deputy Minister of Marine a Fisheries, Report, 1 Jan 1878, Sessional Papers, 1878

Excerpt from a Report by W. H. Smith Deputy Minister of Marine a Fisheries, 1 Jan 1878, Sessional Papers, 1878, which described the previous ...

W. H. Smith Deputy Minister of Marine a Fisheries, Report, 1 Jan 1878, Sessional Papers, 1878
Appendix to the tenth volume of the journals of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, from the 20th day of May to the 30th day of August... being the 4th session of the 3rd provincial Parliament of Canada, session 1851

Excerpt from the Appendix to the tenth volume of the journals of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, 1851, regarding the new ...

Appendix to the tenth volume of the journals of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, from the 20th day of May to the 30th day of August... being the 4th session of the 3rd provincial Parliament of Canada, session 1851
Cincinnati Weekly Herald and Philanthropist 1844-10-30: Vol 9 Iss 7

Article from the Cincinnati Weekly Herald and Philanthropist, 30 Oct 1844 about the gale which destroyed Gravelly Bay's pier and lighthouse.

Cincinnati Weekly Herald and Philanthropist  1844-10-30: Vol 9 Iss 7
Appendix to Journal of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada being the fourth session of the thirteenth provincial Parliament, 1839.

Excerpt from the Appendix to Journal of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada, 1839, regarding damage to the Port Colborne pier and lighthouse from a ...

Appendix to Journal of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada being the fourth session of the thirteenth provincial Parliament, 1839.
Report of the Engineer appointed to examine the works upon the Welland Canal, 1835.

Excerpt from Report of the Engineer appointed to examine the works upon the Welland Canal, 1835, which described the Gravelly Bay lighthouse ...

Report of the Engineer appointed to examine the works upon the Welland Canal, 1835.
Appendix to Journal of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada, November 1st, 1833

Excerpt from the Appendix to Journal of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada re: Thomas Merritt and Thomas McChesney being responsible for erecting ...

Appendix to Journal of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada, November 1st, 1833
Gathering on West Breakwater beside Inner Lighthouse

Inner lighthouse on west breakwater with gathering of people standing and docking boats on breakwater.

Gathering on West Breakwater beside Inner Lighthouse
Inner Lighthouse on West Breakwater with advanced living quarters

Photo of the Inner Lighthouse with the advanced living quarters.

Inner Lighthouse on West Breakwater with advanced living quarters
West Breakwater with Inner and Outer Lighthouse

The west breakwater with the inner and outer lighthouses, soon after the addition of the southwest extension and outer lighthouse

West Breakwater with Inner and Outer Lighthouse
West Breakwater with Inner Lighthouse and construction of new southwest extension

West breakwater, main lighthouse, and construction of new extension

West Breakwater with Inner Lighthouse and construction of new southwest extension
A Map of Port Colborne: the termination of the Welland Canal on Lake Erie, 1837

An map of Gravelly Bay, and Port Colborne harbour drawn by canal engineer, H. H. Killaly, illustrating proposed plans for new pier extensions and a ...

A Map of Port Colborne: the termination of the Welland Canal on Lake Erie, 1837
Entrance to Welland Canal

Illustration of Port Colborne harbour and the southern terminus of the Welland Canal during the second canal era, c.1881. The west pier and ...

Entrance to Welland Canal
West Pier with Main 1879 Lighthouse

Lighthouse on west pier

West Pier with Main 1879 Lighthouse
Range Light on Fares St. and Lake Rd.

East side range light located near the corner of Fares St. and Lake Rd.

Range Light on Fares St. and Lake Rd.
Inner 1903 Lighthouse on West Breakwater

Photo of main (inner) lighthouse built on the west breakwater. Original photo is slightly blurry.

Inner 1903 Lighthouse on West Breakwater
Entrance to Port Colborne Harbour

Photo of the Port Colborne harbour and Gravelly Bay, the Welland Canal southern terminus on Lake Erie, during the third canal era. The current ...

Entrance to Port Colborne Harbour
Stereoscopic Viewer or Stereoscope

Used to view stereoscopic views or stereographs

Stereoscopic Viewer or Stereoscope
Tug, Maggie, near the entrance to the Second Welland Canal lock, Port Colborne

This stereoscopic view depicts the entrance to the lock of the Second Welland Canal, and East St. in Port Colborne in the late 1870s. The photo was ...

Tug, Maggie, near the entrance to the Second Welland Canal lock, Port Colborne
Excavation for the new weir channel for the Third Welland Canal in Port Colborne

This stereoscopic view shows the excavation for the new weir channel for the Third Welland Canal along West St. in Port Colborne between 1876 and ...

Excavation for the new weir channel for the Third Welland Canal in Port Colborne
Excavating the guard lock of the Third Welland Canal at Port Colborne

This stereoscopic view depicts the excavations for the new lock at Port Colborne for the Third Welland Canal between 1876 and 1880. The photo was ...

Excavating the guard lock of the Third Welland Canal at Port Colborne
The steamship Garden City entering the Second Welland Canal lock at Port Colborne

This stereoscopic view shows the steamship Garden City moving downbound (northbound) into the Second Welland Canal lock at Port Colborne between 1876 ...

The steamship Garden City entering the Second Welland Canal lock at Port Colborne
Excavation of Third Welland Canal guard lock at Port Colborne

This stereoscopic view, taken between 1876 and 1880, shows part of the excavation for the new lock of the Third Welland Canal in the foreground, with ...

Excavation of Third Welland Canal guard lock at Port Colborne
Port Colborne harbour

This stereoscopic view of the Port Colborne harbour from the late 1870s depicts several vessels. Taken looking southeast from West St., it shows the ...

Port Colborne harbour
In the guard lock of the Second Welland Canal at Port Colborne

This stereoscopic view shows a ship and a tug headed downbound (northbound) in the lock at Port Colborne, with the lock gates closed. Taken from the ...

In the guard lock of the Second Welland Canal at Port Colborne
Port Colborne harbour and the Grain Elevator

This stereoscopic view depicts several ships in the Port Colborne harbour between 1876 and 1880. The photo was taken from the west harbour wall ...

Port Colborne harbour and the Grain Elevator
Vessels in the Port Colborne harbour

This stereoscopic view depicts two steamships and one sailing vessel tied up on the west side of the Port Colborne harbour. The photographer was ...

Vessels in the Port Colborne harbour
Tied up along west harbour wall, Port Colborne

This stereoscopic view depicts a sailing ship tied up on the west harbour wall in Port Colborne, just south of the guard lock of the Second Welland ...

Tied up along west harbour wall, Port Colborne
Photograph of the Graf Weaving Shed

A black and white photograph of a timber building standing in an empty plot of land. There is damage to the roof of the shed. This building is the ...

Photograph of the Graf Weaving Shed
At work in the Graf workshop

A black and white photograph of two men in a log cabin. They are sitting side by side and staring directly at the camera. Text on the back of the ...

At work in the Graf workshop
Picture of C. Albert Graf and Family at Home

A black and white photograph showing six people standing on the steps in front of a large house. There is a sign that states "ALBERT GRAF / SPREAD ...

Picture of C. Albert Graf and Family at Home
The propeller, Asia, in Port Colborne harbour

This stereoscopic view depicts a steamship, the propeller, Asia, tied up alongside several other vessels on the western side of Port Colborne harbour ...

The propeller, Asia, in Port Colborne harbour

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