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Holy Rollers: 'Little Fighting Ships' of the Midland Boat Works <b>(5 photos)</b>

Holy Rollers: 'Little Fighting Ships' of the Midland Boat Works (5 photos)

Canadian Fairmile B’s, of which six were built at Midland Boat Works, served the coastal forces of the Royal Canadian Navy
Sunnyside Marine, Fred & Cecil Crealock and the Royal Anne

Sunnyside Marine, Fred & Cecil Crealock and the Royal Anne

'The Royal Anne was the primary Crealock boat on which Fred was born…in Midland harbour no less.,' author recalls. 'It had been a supply boat up the shore for many years'
Fish, Guides and Up the Shore <b>(6 photos)</b>

Fish, Guides and Up the Shore (6 photos)

Back in the day, there were numerous native or Métis fishing guides to tend to the extensive tourist trade on the Bay.
Canada Day, eh? Author reflects how Indigenous neighbours might feel about Canada's birthday <b>(4 photos)</b>

Canada Day, eh? Author reflects how Indigenous neighbours might feel about Canada's birthday (4 photos)

'It is a bit like my German father on Remembrance Day…full of mixed emotions. I suspect it is a bit like that for those who are native,' author notes
The Million Dollar Shot, Leitz On and the Fifties <b>(5 photos)</b>

The Million Dollar Shot, Leitz On and the Fifties (5 photos)

'In 1952, during the growing Cold War, Midland received a gift of specialized tooling, lens designers and some brave souls who pulled up stakes to live in a small town in Ontario,' author notes of Leitz's move to Midland
The Royal Honey Harbour; Didace Grisé and Sons <b>(4 photos)</b>

The Royal Honey Harbour; Didace Grisé and Sons (4 photos)

Ernest, George, Fred and Philwere were the sons of Madame and Monsieur Didace Grisé
Hot and Hazy: Beaches Pure and Simple <b>(5 photos)</b>

Hot and Hazy: Beaches Pure and Simple (5 photos)

Author explores Tiny's beaches when everyone enjoyed unfettered access
Ontario Café, Cherry Cokes, Graveyards and Qua Lee <b>(5 photos)</b>

Ontario Café, Cherry Cokes, Graveyards and Qua Lee (5 photos)

A fixture on King Street since Joe Lan started it in 1916, the Café closed for good after Qua Lee’s death in 1965
Lafontaine and the Church of Sainte-Croix <b>(6 photos)</b>

Lafontaine and the Church of Sainte-Croix (6 photos)

The first Catholic Mass in Ontario was held in 1615 at Carhagouha, not far from present-day Lafontaine
Kamping, Kamps and Kitchi…Summer of Love <b>(6 photos)</b>

Kamping, Kamps and Kitchi…Summer of Love (6 photos)

Author hopes kids will be able to enjoy an idyllic summer camp experience this year