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Newspapers didn't agree on Wilfrid Laurier's popularity in Collingwood

Newspapers didn't agree on Wilfrid Laurier's popularity in Collingwood

A 1911 campaign visit drew crowds of 3,000 or 10,000, depending on which newspaper you read.
Firefighters battle flames, wind, and cold in 1916 ship fire

Firefighters battle flames, wind, and cold in 1916 ship fire

Fire at the Collingwood Shipyard turned a steamer into an ice-covered wreck during the winter of 1916.
This 1800s rink was home to Collingwood's earliest hockey teams

This 1800s rink was home to Collingwood's earliest hockey teams

The Collingwood Skating Rink is believed to have been constructed in 1883
103 years later and this Collingwood-built barge is still working

103 years later and this Collingwood-built barge is still working

A ship built in Collingwood in 1916 appears to still be in operation in Sault Ste. Marie
Ships design gives nod to local landscape

Ships design gives nod to local landscape

This American-owned steamer used to bring passengers to Collingwood.
This ship met its end in Collingwood's harbour

This ship met its end in Collingwood's harbour

This steamer burned in Collingwood's harbour and almost took the Grand Trunk Grain Terminal with it.
Recognize this gang of sledgehammer-wielding shipyard workers?

Recognize this gang of sledgehammer-wielding shipyard workers?

In this week's Remember This, a colourful account of what one newspaper called "the prettiest launch ever held in Collingwood."
Remember This? The day main street was a circus

Remember This? The day main street was a circus

If the circus comes to town but the newspapers don't report it, does it still draw a crowd?
These museum photos show the fire department in the horse-powered days

These museum photos show the fire department in the horse-powered days

Two photos about ten years apart show a significant change in the Collingwood Fire Department's method of transportation.
Next time you're on the water, have a look for this ship

Next time you're on the water, have a look for this ship

In this week's Remember This, find out about the Iocolite, which is possibly the oldest Collingwood-built ship in existence today.