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Lake Simcoe's 300 square miles of water are surrounded by the undulating curves of 140 miles of shoreline and a diverse array of communities, including the cities of Barrie and Orillia. Both cities grew on lumber and railways and were home to colorful characters and bold entrepreneurs. The smaller communities along Kempenfeldt Bay were part of the halcyon days of boatbuilding.
In this remarkable collection of photographs and essays, Mary Byers tells the story of a lake that has witnessed a wealth of events. Illustrated by rare archival photographs and the stunning contemporary color photography of John de Visser, this is sure to remain the finest work ever published on this exceptional part of Ontario.
- Stephen Leacock
- Kempenfeldt Bay
- Big Bay Point
- Ice Harvesting
- De Grassi Point
- Holland Marsh
- Roches Point
- Jackson's Point
- The Trent Canal
- The Chippewa and the Islands
- Lake Steamers
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Mary Byers is the author of Longuissa , the story of a heritage summer home on Georgian Bay, and co-author of six books: True Newfoundlanders: Early Homes and Families of Newfoundland and Labrador; Atlantic Hearth: Early Homes and Families in Nova Scotia; Tavern in the Town: Early Inns and Taverns of Ontario; The Governor's Road: Early Buildings and Families from Mississauga to London; Homesteads: Early Buildings from Kingston to Toronto ; and Rural Roots: Pre-Confederation Buildings of the York Region of Ontario. She summers on Lake Simcoe.
John de Visser's photographs have been collected in more than forty books. His outstanding collections for the Boston Mills Press include Newfoundland Souvenir, Spirit of the Garden, Rideau, At the Water's Edge, Summer Cottages, Muskoka, Georgian Bay, Grand River Reflections, Credit River Valley, and 1000 Islands. In 1994 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communication.
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Book Description Boston Mills Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111550462695
Book Description Boston Mills Press, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1550462695