It’s Wayback Wednesday: Under their own steam


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!

It’s been many years since steamships plied Huntsville’s waters. Were you one of the lucky ones to catch one of their final voyages? Can you pinpoint the year of this photo of the Algonquin on the Muskoka River? Do you recognize any landmarks?

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Wayback Wednesday 8 - Hill and Gully

This photo had Doppler readers stumped. Rick Wearing suggests the people in the photo are Les Warren, Gail Ballantyne, and either Rick Smith or Ivan Wilson. Would you agree?


  1. Hi All … I think Dave is real close with the date . Our 25 High street was a new edition way after that. I’m just guessing but I would say around 1934-36 . High was built 1939 November and there were about 5 properties on the go just before the war. Neat Eh ? Larry (P.S. – we are not original owners- 3 rd.)

  2. This photo is pre 1930 as the Fall Fair building is still up located top left, now Fairvern, Look Out mountain top right. Photo is facing east and taken from the west side of Brunel Rd. On the left side of the Algonquin steam ship is Hinton’s Garage and Marina who once had a car dealership and made and repaired boats. The house on the right is still located at the corner of Brunel and road that goes down to High School and Arena.

    • Dawn Huddlestone on

      Thanks, David! You’re close on the date. We’ll see if anyone else wants to guess before we reveal the date written on the back of the original photo.

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