Postcards From the Bay

In 1857 the village of Colpoy's Bay, Ontario (click link to view a map), now part of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula (click to view the official Colpoy's Bay community profile), was permanently settled by my great-great-great grandfather John Wood and his brother-in-law Samuel Atkinson.  A man of many talents, John constructed some of the village's oldest and finest buildings and also operated a local grist mill. John's daughter Sarah married Henry Kalbfleisch, my great-great grandfather. In 1920, Henry's son Edwin (my great-grandfather) purchased one of the village's largest houses, originally built in 1884 by John Wood. A descendant of the Kalbfleisch family resided in that house for the following 100 years, until it was sold in 2020.

Introductory Figure:  The Kalbfleisch house, built in 1884 by John Wood (c. 1942, "swirl effect" added)

Although scant physical evidence remains of early life in Colpoy's Bay, vintage postcards and photographs offer a unique visual perspective of the history and development of the village and those people that built it.

Now, take a step back in time and read about the history of the village of Colpoy's Bay, first surveyed on paper in 1855...


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Postcards From the Bay was launched April 14, 2000

Copyright 2000 - Christopher R. Graham