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Jackfish Ghost Town

Submitted by Mike on Mon, 08/28/2017 - 15:15

As is often the case with these things, I wasn't completely sure as to the exact location of this town when I arrived.  In fact, I wasn't completely sure there was even anything left to see.  However, we were on vacation, we were in the area, give or take a few hundred kilometres, why not go take a look. When we were close to the spot, I decided to park the truck and consider two possible directions we could begin hiking.  One seemed most likely, so I chose to eliminate the other first.  As it turns out, both were right.

Trackside House

Submitted by Mike on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 15:15

I would like to begin by thanking Pat and Robert, the owners of this house, for allowing me in to photograph this fascinating old house.  They were very understanding and accommodating of my hobby and interests.

Palmyra House

Submitted by Mike on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 15:15

It was a beautiful day and I was beginning my journey back home after a long weekend of checking out what southwestern Ontario had to offer.  A friend on Facebook suggested this location, and I must say that I'm glad he did.

North Truro AFS

Submitted by Mike on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 15:15

History: 

Operations began here in 1951 with the 762d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron moved in with two WWII-era AN/CPS-3 radars. Its role at this point was as a Ground Control Intercept station, vectoring intercept aircraft toward unidentified targets. In 1955, the AN/FPS-8 radar was added to the base. This system was upgraded to AN/GPS-3 before being removed from service in 1960. In 1956, the primary search radar was the CPS-6B.

Balaclava

Submitted by Mike on Fri, 03/13/2009 - 15:15

History: 

Balaclava was started with the sawmill in 1855 on Constant Creek. By the 1860's, a blacksmith and hotel had joined the permanent residents. The sawdust burner was constructed in 1903 to avoid polluting the river.

In 1936, the mill had to be almost completely rebuilt after a fire.