It’s Wayback Wednesday: From the top of Main Street

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Welcome to Wayback Wednesday sponsored by Cavalcade Color Lab! Every week, we’ll be sharing a vintage photo and asking our readers to chime in with anything you can recall about the photo, other related memories, or even a funny caption. Have some vintage photos of your own? Send them to [email protected] and we may share them with our readers!

This week, it seems photographers have always loved to take shots of Huntsville’s Main Street, and with good reason: it’s a charming part of our town. What do you notice in this image? (Photo courtesy of the Muskoka Heritage Place Collection)

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Last week we shared these photos with you:

 

These photos came to us from Judy Vanclieaf. Her grandfather, Dan Watson from Baysville, was a police officer for Lake of Bays McLean and Ridout wards in the 1950s and 1960s.

“A lot of his responsibilities were to police the area cottages for break-ins in the winter,” says Judy. “He built his own airboat (we called it a blow boat) out of plywood and an old airplane engine and propeller. He was then able to safely check on the cottages via water and ice through the winter.”

Although she never had the opportunity to ride in the boat, “I was told by my late mother, that is was very loud when it was in motion,” Judy says. “When I was growing up, it sat in the field behind my grandfathers house. We played on it a lot and pretended we were riding it.”

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