Monthly Archives: August 2015

“Flower Pot”, Tobermory, Ontario

This image shows a free standing rock structure carved from water and wind erosion. Its fanciful name is the Flower Pot.

Color Photo by Lloyd Smith

The description on the back states:


Flower Pot Island National Park

Tobermory, Ontario, Canada

— As indicated by the description, the rock formation is the name of an island park located about 6.5 miles off shore from Tobermory, Ontario. It is part of Fathom Five National Marine Park, and has the only camping and hiking trails in the park.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Big Tub Light, Tobermory, Ontario

This is an image of the lighthouse near Tobermory called Big Tub Light. It is a wooden structure with six sides situated between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay constructed in 1885.

Color Photo by A. A. Gleason, Jr.

The description on the back states:


Tobermory, Ontario, Canada

–From a website about the lighthouse history:

The Annual Report of the Department of Marine for 1885 provides the following description of the lighthouse: “A light on the west side of the entrance to Tobermory Harbour, Georgain Bay, in the North Riding of Bruce. From the opening of navigation next season a fixed red dioptric light will be shown, elevated 40 feet above the level of the lake, and visible 8 miles from all points of approach. The tower is a hexagonal wooden building, surrounded by an iron lantern, having a height of 43 feet from ground to lantern vane.”

It is interesting to note the light is red instead of white, and does not rotate.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Bridal Veil Falls, Agawa Canyon, Algoma Central Railway

This image shows the 225 foot high Bridal Veil Falls, where the water descends from a tributary of the Agawa River.

Prismaflex Color – Wilson, Dryden, Ont.

The description on the back states simply:

Bridal Veil Falls, Agawa Canyon, Algoma Central Railway.

–This name is commonly used throughout North America for waterfalls that spread into a fan from top to bottom, in the fashion of the back of a bridal veil. Sometimes significant imagination is necessary to see such a water formation.

This image likely dates from the 1960s.