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Sunday, October 2, 2022
Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: Niagara Wharf 1908
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Here is a 1908 photo of the Niagara Wharf. You can see Fort Niagara in the distance as merchants and farmers pack onto the docks awaiting the next steamer. Tourists filled the steamers coming to Niagara and local fruit filled the ship on its way back. Thousands of baskets of fruit were transported to the Toronto wholesale fruit market in high season. Farmers loaded their baskets onto four-tiered wagons that were then wheeled across the gangplank to the lower deck. For those interested in learning more, we have a newly created model of the Niagara Wharf on display in our permanent exhibitions. It was created and donated to the NOTL Museum all thanks to Vincent Biondi.