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Reels of drying nets are a common sight in picturesque Tobermory at the extreme end of the Bruce peninsula where Georgian Bay merges into Lake Huron. The chief local industry is fishing and it is a famous place of supply for the highest quality of lake trout and whitefish. Its narrow, rocky coves, full of fishing tugs when the fleet is in, are not unlike the indented coasts of Brittany and Cornwall and have a rugged grandeur that few visitors will ever forget. Above is a view of the main wharf and it has none of the unkemptness and assorted aromas of a maritime fishing hamlet. The town is also important as home port of the ferry north to Manitoulin Island past Flower Post Island. Open in full size

Reels of drying nets are a common sight in picturesque Tobermory at the extreme end of the Bruce peninsula where Georgian Bay merges into Lake Huron. The chief local industry is fishing and it is a famous place of supply for the highest quality of lake trout and whitefish. Its narrow, rocky coves, full of fishing tugs when the fleet is in, are not unlike the indented coasts of Brittany and Cornwall and have a rugged grandeur that few visitors will ever forget. Above is a view of the main wharf and it has none of the unkemptness and assorted aromas of a maritime fishing hamlet. The town is also important as home port of the ferry north to Manitoulin Island past Flower Post Island.

Picture, 1941, English

Reels of drying nets are a common sight in picturesque Tobermory at the extreme end of the Bruce peninsula where Georgian Bay merges into Lake Huron. The chief local industry is fishing and it is a famous place of supply for the highest quality of lake trout and whitefish. Its narrow, rocky coves, full of fishing tugs when the fleet is in, are not unlike the indented coasts of Brittany and Cornwall and have a rugged grandeur that few visitors will ever forget. Above is a view of the main wharf and it has none of the unkemptness and assorted aromas of a maritime fishing hamlet. The town is also important as home port of the ferry north to Manitoulin Island past Flower Post Island.

Picture, 1941, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Canada - Ontario - Tobermory

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0108416f