Tuesday, December 25, 2018

BBC Utah

Remember those working this Christmas! This ship is just on a two day voyage, but the crew might be from far away, since it's a Liberian flagged ship, BBC Utah, which was going from Oshawa to Montreal.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Gananoque, Ontario and somewhere else

Pump House, 110 Kate Street, Gananoque, Ontario, home to CJGM-FM My FM

Little lighthouse in Gananoque harbour

Water tower, not sure where!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Cedar waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum tail feathers

These are tail feathers from the Cedar Waxwing - the tip goes orange after they have been feeding on Eurasian honeysuckles (an introduced species of plant that has escaped from gardens)
Waxwings eating apple blossoms in abandoned orchard, Charlottenburgh Park 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Yellow Mushroom

Clavulina cristata (?) , coral fungus

Milbert's tortoiseshell butterfly

Aglais milberti, Milbert's tortoiseshell butterfly, Petite vanesse, Eastern Ontario, Fall 2014

Carrion flower berries

Edible but not tasty - the flowers smell like carrion but the berries don't.

Sunset Motel

Sunset Motel sign, motel demolished, 1127 Second St W Cornwall, Ontario

Lawn art, with pumpkin, sunflowers and scarecrow, 2015

Golden Mushroom growing from stump

Agfa's round 8mm camera - Moviematic C100 Family

From 1980 - an ergonomic round 8mm camera - ran on two AA batteries - could also do single frame for animation.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Things with cranks made by Eaton's

Eaton's was the largest department and catalog store in Canada, and manufactured everything up kits to make houses. From two different eras:

 Clothes wringer Eatonia, T. Eaton Co. Covered Cog Wheels
8mm film editor, Eaton's Optina

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Santa Claus Parade, Lancaster, Ontario

Sheepdog and rider
Chihuahua Pug mix named Charlie in Santa Claus outfit

Lots of grinches this year

The train cuts the parade in two

Santa Claus!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Strong reactions to cuts

Francophone press this Friday after Ford announced cuts to services in French in Ontario. Le Devoir is in Montreal, Quebec, Le Droit Ottawa.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Trans Canada Air Lines sticker

Trans-Canada Air Lines TCA Maple Leaf logo sticker on suitcase. TCA was the name Air Canada used before 1965 - Air Canada was supposed to have been used in French before this. This was from a suitcase and is not a recreation - the woman said she'd had it for years.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Stromberg Carlson Radio

Shortwave/AM Radio dial from the 1940s, speaking of a troubled time - Shortwave stations for the Axis and Allied powers - Chungking was the wartime capital of China. There were also commercial shortwave stations, even in Schenectady, NY. The buttons at the bottom shows that it could have a record player attached to it, unusual for that time. The preset radio stations suggest it was originally setup for a listener in the Detroit-Windsor area - CKLW is a 50,000 watt 'clear channel' radio station that could be heard over a large part of North America at night, and was famous for promoting Motown songs in the 60s. CKLW's original studio is on display at the Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village, in Kingsville, Ontario, not far from Windsor.

 Back showing cabinet makers label
Tuner on top shelf
 Amplifier next to speaker