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Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: Dock area
Exploring photos with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum.

This photograph is similar to the one you saw last week. However, this one is farther back and is possibly taken from the 75-foot chimney that once existed at the pumphouse farther up the Niagara River. Originally a swamp area along the Niagara River, in the 1830s the dock area was drained and dredged by the Niagara Harbour and Dock Company. The area has served for ship building, ship repair, a foundry, brewery, basket factory, tannery, canning factory and more. It was also a destination for the local railway to pick up and drop off passengers or fruit to be loaded onto the steamships. It now is owned by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Sailing Club. The wharf warehouse and wharf can be seen behind the lighthouse and the boathouses are the buildings you see lined up from the centre to the left. For anyone living at the King's Point residences, your buildings exist where the open land is along the bottom of the photo.

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