Cook's Bay Lake Simcoe, Mid 1800's
Written on a plaque beside the mural: "The Lake played an important role in the development of communities along its shoreline.
Left side of mural
... There were few suitable roads for shipping and receiving of goods to early pioneers so large sailboats and steam barges stopped at communities when they raised their flags at the shoreline.
Right side of mural
...Lumber was a main stay of the commerce as the virgin forest along the shore line were cut down and shipped overseas to Britain to be used in the busy ship building industry. Slowly with the development of better roads and the coming of the RAILROAD, the shipping industry died and a new ERA began."
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