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River claims girl, 12

  • CA BWGPL LHC-DIS-Accid-2016-08-29-03
  • Pièce
  • 1974-08-07

"Life ended suddenly on Monday afternoon for a 12-year-old Holland Marsh girl who went swimming in the Holland River. Betty Lowder, R.R.2, Newmarket, was swimming under the bridge at the intersection of No. 3 Concession and the Graham sideroad wit...

Bradford Witness

Victim's mother is charged

  • CA BWGPL LHC-DIS-Accid-2016-08-29-04
  • Pièce
  • 1974-08-14

"Charges of neglect have been laid against the mother of the 12-year-old girl who drowned in the Holland River on Monday, August 5, according to the Executive Director of the York Region Children's Aid Society, Donald Van Camp. Eleanor Lowder, mot...

Bradford Witness

Finally! Schomberg river dredge is launched

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76/77/78-PH26766
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"The Schomberg River dredge was finally launched last Tuesday after an abortive effort the day before. The ponderous machine, built by Louis Devald, slid slowly into the water near Wanda Street, and to the relief of everybody it not only floated, ...

Bradford Witness

Keuffel and Esser Level

  • CA BWGPL AR-2018-08-13-05
  • Pièce
  • c. 1925

A Keuffel & Esser level that was used for activities such as surveying. It was originally owned by Professor William H. Day, who was integral to the Holland Marsh Drainage Scheme's beginnings. The survey of the marsh determined the elevation of t...

Professor William H. Day

Out of Fuel Plane Crash Lands on Hochreiter Gardens

  • CA BWGPL LHC-DIS-Car-2016-09-19-05
  • Pièce
  • 1957-06-26

"A New York family of five escaped with minor injuries Sunday evening when their small amphibious plane ran out of fuel while returning from a flight to Muskoka and crash landed a few yards from the edge of the Holland river on Hochreiter's new ga...

Bradford Witness

Surveyor-General gave name to Holland Marsh

  • CA BWGPL LHC-Arti-2016-12-08-05
  • Pièce
  • 1999-03-25

"The ties between "The Marsh" and the Netherlands seem to have been destined by fate's fickle finger. They stretch back to the earliest days of British settlement when in 1791 General Frederick Haldimand, Canada's Governor-in-Chief, assigned his S...

Terry Carter

Book of Levels

  • CA BWGPL AR-2017-07-24-02
  • Pièce
  • 1924

This notebook contains the levels taken and noted by Dave Sutherland for the Holland Marsh Reclamation Scheme. The second page states, "Holland Marsh reclamation scheme commencing at west side of Holland River going S.W. across marsh Feb 15/24."

Dave Sutherland

William Sutherland Drowning

  • CA BWGPL LHC-Dis-Accid-2018-06-12-14
  • Pièce
  • 1889

Newspaper article dated 1889 from the South Simcoe News, describing the disappearance and drowning death of William Sutherland, son of Alexander and Elizabeth Sutherland.

Luanne Campbell Edwards