Just as a coal-fired steamship ferry once served as a vital mode of transportation in Colpoy's Bay, Wiarton and the surrounding area via Georgian Bay and Lake Huron, I've started this portal with the hope of leading you on to explore other interesting perspectives of the area.
Below are some related external weblinks about Colpoy's Bay and Wiarton. If you have another site you think I should add, just get in touch with me using the email link in the menu to the left.
This site contains all sorts of information about the area for visitors and citizens alike.
Be sure to check out the extensive Town Photo Tour from 2008!
The Wiarton Echo Newspaper:
Wiarton's weekly newspaper since 1879. Besides keeping you abreast of all the
local happenings, the paper also features an historical section "Echoes From the Past" showing headlines from up to 50 years ago.
Also, see the Wiarton Echo Facebook page for a great collection of historical photos.
Founded in 1948 as a Canadian federal emergency landing area, the Wiarton airport continues to function today as a private airfield for commercial and leisure aircraft alike.
Located on the former site of the extensive Portland Cement Company on the opposite shore of
Colpoy's Bay from the village, Caframo has been producing consumer and industrial products since 1955.
Town of South Bruce Penninsula:
In January 1999, the former municipalities of the Township of Albemarle (Including Colpoy's
Bay village), Township of Amabel, Village of Hepworth and the Town of Wiarton were amalgamated into one local government body - the new Town of South Bruce Peninsula. This is the official site for the new municipality.
Town of South Bruce Penninsula - Community Profiles:
Brief profiles of the individual communities within South Bruce Peninsula, including Colpoy's Bay and Wiarton.
South Bruce Peninsula Heritage Committee:
A little blurb on the official SBP heritage committee. The committee has been doing great work to document and preserve the history of the localities within South Bruce Peninsula, including Wiarton and Colpoy's Bay.
Walking Tour of Wiarton:
Are you in the mood for a stroll through historic Wiarton? Follow the Walking Tour of Wiarton for a unique trip back in time. The tour includes several sites documented in Postcards From the Bay, as well as a variety of historic residences and other buildings. Highly recommended!
Historic Walking Tour of Wiarton
Wiarton Branch Library: http://library.brucecounty.on.ca/wiarton/
Quayside Landing Bed and Breakfast:
The vintage former Colpoy's Bay homestead of the Parke family now functions as a Bed &
Breakfast. I encourage you to book a room at The Quayside Landing B&B and visit Colpoy's Bay village from the warmth of an authentic 1907 home with all its years of history and unparalleled view of the bay!
Owen Sound (Billy Bishop) Regional Airport:
Certified in 1993, the Owen Sound Airport offers a variety of services both to the public
and to private pilots.
The Pacific Inn (former Pacific Hotel):
Opened in 1883, this is the last of Wiarton's old hotels that continues to operate.
St. Paul's Presbyterian Church:
A brief history of the church, built in 1891.
Trinity Anglican Church:
A brief history of the church, built in 1890.
Natural History of the Niagara Escarpment (including Colpoy's Bay):
Some information on the national history (e.g., prehistoric formation) of the Niagara Escarpment, of which Colpoy's Bay is a part.
Digital Record of Those Interred at Edgehill Cemetery in Colpoy's Bay:
The list is alphabetical in order. It was originally recorded in 1973, updated and transcribed in 1994 (by my grand-Aunt Marjorie, among others) and digitized in 2009.
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