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Missing diaries leave museum with questions about Collingwood's dry docks

Missing diaries leave museum with questions about Collingwood's dry docks

The museum has a collection of ledgers kept to record the operations at Collingwood Shipyards' dry docks, but there are some gaps in the records
2019 in Review: Business, weather, and shipbuilding history were popular this year

2019 in Review: Business, weather, and shipbuilding history were popular this year

These Remember This features captured readers' attention in 2019
Waiting out the winter in a harbour brought an end to this Collingwood-built ship

Waiting out the winter in a harbour brought an end to this Collingwood-built ship

One of the town's most popular wooden ships, the Majestic, met a fiery end while waiting for spring to come
O'Brien's cubs: a 1912 business owner brought bears to Collingwood's main street

O'Brien's cubs: a 1912 business owner brought bears to Collingwood's main street

With bearly any records of the cubs, it's hard to say why, exactly, they were displayed on Hurontario Street by a men's clothing store owner
Annie Oakley came to Collingwood's fair in 1898 ... maybe

Annie Oakley came to Collingwood's fair in 1898 ... maybe

In their research on a former grandstand structure at Collingwood's Central Park, museum staff found an account that put Annie Oakley at Collingwood's fair in 1898
Central Park's buildings fell on some bad luck 120 years ago

Central Park's buildings fell on some bad luck 120 years ago

Fire destroyed two buildings and wind nearly took down a third at what is known today as Collingwood's Central Park
Collingwood's other boat builder spotted in this 1914 parade photo

Collingwood's other boat builder spotted in this 1914 parade photo

In this week's Remember This, two photos depict one of the floats from a 1914 Civic Holiday parade
Let there be light: all about the advent of hydroelectric energy in Collingwood

Let there be light: all about the advent of hydroelectric energy in Collingwood

The glow of streetlights was new for Collingwood residents in1913
This ship was the largest of its kind, and it was built in Collingwood

This ship was the largest of its kind, and it was built in Collingwood

For its short life, the James Carruthers was the largest bulk freighter on the Great Lakes
Fairgoers flee fairgrounds for first chance at flight

Fairgoers flee fairgrounds for first chance at flight

It's not a bird, but it was a plane – the GNE in 1913 welcomed an enterprising pilot