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Feb
09

Day 130 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Cornwall, Ontario

Aboriginal peoples have lived in and around the area of present day Cornwall for millennia. The first serious non-aboriginal settlement was established in 1784, by disbanded Loyalist soldiers, their families and other United Empire Loyalists, primarily from New York following the 1776 American Revolution. They founded a settlement on the site formerly called Pointe Maligne, and named it New Johnstown. It was later renamed Cornwall for the Duke of Cornwall, Prince George, and became one of the first incorporated municipalities in the British colony of Upper Canada in 1834.  

West of Cornwall, along the St. Lawrence River, there existed several smaller communities now known as The Lost Villages. These communities were permanently flooded in 1958 by the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway to make way for the massive Moses-Saunders hydroelectric dam at the western end of the city and were covered by the hydroelectric reservoir. (taken from Wikipedia)

It’s hard to miss the massive steel bridge that snakes over Cornwall on its way to the USA. Its size is impressive even if you can’t appreciate the engineering feat of large bridges.

Cornwall is Ontario’s easternmost city.

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Cornwall has a military history dating way back. This plane sits outside the Royal Canadian Air Force Association.

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These oldtimers meet ever Tuesday afternoon to play cards at the RCAFA in Cornwall.

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World’s smallest catch….he threw it back.

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Ice fishing on the St. Lawrence River

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Young Family

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Reading the newspaper at the Napoleon Diner in Cornwall

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The owner of the Napoleon Diner watches the world go by.

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George serves me the lunch special (Souvlaki) at the Napoleon Diner.

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Betty Brite, a Cornwall Landmark

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Canadian Flag Of The Day

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Cornwall Armories

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Mark from the Cornwall Armories

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2 Responses to “Day 130 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Cornwall, Ontario”


  1. 1 Holly Heard-Lucas
    April 30, 2009 at 12:53 am

    I was born and raised in Cornwall and area. I moved away 23 years ago and I always look forward to my return visits with family and friends. Great photos…I’m looking forward to the documentary film!


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