Postcard from Ottawa, featuring the boathouse of the Britannia Canoe Club at the end of the Britannia Pier. Many a dance was held in the boathouse, which people could easily reach by streetcar from the city. Literally cool in an era without air conditioning. I believe this structure was destroyed by fire in 1918, but someone might know for sure.
Sperry car 123 looking for track defects, is about to cross Carling Avenue (Highway 17) west of Britannia, and about to enter the stiff Nepean grade. This was on August 8th, 1965, 2 years before track abandonment of the Carleton Place Subdivision which was August 28th, 1967. The right of way is now a bike path. Look at all those old cars! FINA gas station in background.
(From 2009) July 16th: Fair Jeanne began her life in the backyard of the Thomas G. Fuller, D.S.C.** M.I.D. R.C.N. She was designed and built by Capt. Fuller at his home in Britannia-on-the-Bay in Ottawa, Ontario. The keel was laid in 1978 and she was launched in 1980. Fair Jeanne was sailed by Capt. Fuller and his wife, Jeanne (now patron of Bytown Brigantine Inc.) in the Caribbean and to his old haunts in the European Seas.