Monday, February 22, 2010

Frenchman's Bay - What is it?

Andy | Monday, February 22, 2010 | | Best Blogger Tips

These remains exist on Frenchman's Bay. I don't know what they were used for. Was it a docking wharf or the remains of a ice harvest business? It's been almost century since ice harvest was discontinued.


  1. The piles in the photo are the remains of the original town dock for the village of Dunbarton installed in 1843 by the pickering road and stock company. In 1852 the docks were moved to the village of Fairport at the bottom of Queen St (now Liverpool Rd.) by the newly formed Pickering Harbour Company. The piles are really the south end of Fairport Rd which used the "Hole in the Wall" bridge right north of the docks to go under the Grand Trunck Railway line to Dunbarton Village.

  2. Thanks Gary. I knew there was history behind these remains. There must have been much more water in the bay back then. There certainly is not enough in that area today that would support hardly a small row boat. Do think it's time to drudge the bay?
    Thanks for the info and viewing my web page.

  3. Poor stormwater management ha silted up the north end of the bay and is threatening the south end.
    This is an 1877 map which will show you the road, already in disuse.
    The Pickering library history room is available by appointment and is a great way to while away a rainy afternoon.

    Nice photography


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