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Thursday, October 6, 2022
Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: Fog Hill Below Mississauga Point, 1886

This is an interesting landscape watercolour of the “Fog Bell,” below Mississauga Point, showing the wooden “groyne” (breakwater) on the right that was constructed to prevent erosion. The painting features a nice contrast of rocky cliffs and the soft shoreline of beautiful Lake Ontario lapping at the beach. The artist was Emma Currie (nee Harvey), who lived in St. Davids and even wrote about her reminiscences of growing up there. She is also known for being one of the first to write a publication on Laura Secord’s War of 1812 experiences. Read more about Emma in the book “Making her Mark: the Women of Niagara-on-the-Lake.”