It’s Wayback Wednesday, sponsored by Jamie Lockwood, broker/owner of Sutton Group Muskoka Realty!
In this 1920s photo, a group of skaters takes a break on the old Station Wharf on Hunters Bay. Skaters would sometimes skate as far as Hoodstown on Lake Vernon, or even to Bigwin Inn on Lake of Bays, if ice conditions were favourable.
It wasn’t the only ice-related pastime on Hunters Bay. There were speed competitions, with Huntsville skaters challenging their counterparts in Bracebridge and Gravenhurst. And at one time, a mile-long track was cleared on the bay for harness racing, with horses coming from Cobalt, New Liskeard, and Haileybury to compete.
In the summer months, the wharf was where the steamer Algonquin once docked for passengers to connect with the train.
Photo and details courtesy of Huntsville: With Spirit and Resolve.
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