The History of the Ontario Car Ferry

Our speaker, Peter Delanty, is a former Cobourg Mayor, Principal, and recipient of the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. His past and continuing commitment to many organizations and causes, include his position as Treasurer in 1980 at the then newly minted Cobourg and District Historical Society.

The ferries and their passenger significantly influenced Cobourg’s residents and the local economy for almost 50 years. The company and the actual ferries were unique in Great Lake sailing. Peter’s presentation will include vintage photographs of the ferries, details of the Captains of these unique ships and the ultimate fate of the ferries. He will explain both why the ferries existed and, perhaps more importantly, why Cobourg was one terminus for their runs.

Join us on Tuesday, January 24, in Victoria Hall. Doors open at 7:00 PM for coffee and cookies. The meeting begins at 7:30 PM. Guests are always welcome. Admission, including refreshments, is free for members and $5 for non-members. All are welcome so bring a friend or two. See you on January 24, 2023!

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