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Nov. 20, 2019 | Wednesday
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Exploring photos with Jim Smith: The Niagara Marina
The Niagara Marina. (Supplied/Jim Smith)

Dr. Bruce Rigg’s collection of old Niagara paintings was handed down to his daughter Sarah, who very kindly allowed me to photograph the many pictures in the collection.

In this 1940s painting, the Niagara marina can be seen as it was up to the late 1960s. In the forground is Mr. Ansley feeding chickens in his backyard. In the background, the many boat houses that lined the slip, as it was called, can be seen. The lighthouse, which is still there today, is visible behind the boat houses. The little black building beside the lighthouse was the customs office where American boats had to report before coming to Canada.

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