Historical Society of St. Catharines

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February Meeting – “Charting the Great Swivel Link – Maps of the First Welland Canal”

Posted by dsharron on February 8, 2010

February 25 – “Charting the Great Swivel Link – Maps of the First Welland Canal” by Alun Hughes – Society Member.  What better way to explore the history of the early Welland Canal than through a look over the maps of this important system by Brock University’s resident cartography expert and local historian.  

7:30 p.m. at the St. Catharines Museum at Lock 3, 1932 Welland Canal Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario. Free admission.  Doors open at 7:00.  Guests are welcome.

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One Response to “February Meeting – “Charting the Great Swivel Link – Maps of the First Welland Canal””

  1. Richard Green said

    I am unable to make the presentation this Thursday due to another committment. But I am wondering if Mr Hughes could answer this question:
    Is it possible to overlay the original maps of the Welland Canal and the early settlement of Grantham Township to scale on current maps?
    I ask this as I am trying to locate one or two physical places in St Catharines in support of research I am working on…During last month’s talk on “Cholera Reaches St Catharines-1832” there was an overhead showing the early canal and noted Dolson’s Tavern. I suspect this tavern was owned by Samuel G. Dolson, Past Master and Secretary of St George’s Lodge, A.F. & A.M. #15 G.R.C.
    St George’s was meeting at Dolson’s Tavern as late as the 1860’s as near as I can tell.

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