Category Archives: Port Loring History

Wells of Yesteryear

Awhile back my wife and I were out enjoying Nature when we came upon an old Spring Fed Well. Seeing it my wife and I sat down and ate our lunch, with our minds wondering how many people used to come to it for water. We even had a drink, as the water inside was crystal clear. We enjoy seeing things like that, so I thought I would share. GW

You Can see where the water on the left comes in from a spring.
Wood Barrel used to catch water.  Has lid to keep things out.

Haying Time Port Loring 1914

John Marshall Bennett 1914 Mowing Hay November 1914. Them were the days when work was work. Click on picture to enlarge.

John Marshall Bennett 1914 Mowing Hay November 1914

 

 

Clearing the Land In Port Loring 1908

Here is another picture that will take you back to a time where things weren’t as they are now.  Write up on pictures are all authentic.  Click on Picture to enlarge.

Clearin The Land, Wooden Pump, Left To Right Margaret Lee, Mrs. WM Lee, Wm. Lee, George Lee 1908

Characters In Play Put On In Loring Possibly 1915

Here is another picture I have  at my home taken many years ago.  Writing on pictures are all authentic.  We do have a bit of history here in Port Loring & Loring.  Enjoy!

Characters In Play Put On In Loring Church Possibly 1915

E.H. Kelsey & Loring Area Militia at Niagara Falls 1912

Here is another piece of history for our small community of Port Loring.  Captain E.H. Kelsey & Loring Area Militia at Niagara Falls 1912 . Look closely you might just see some distant family member.

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Captain E.H. Kelsey & Loring Area Militia at Niagara Falls 1912 Good PIcture

Port Loring History Capt. Bill Brooks 1916-18

This is an old Photo taken many years ago of  Capt. Bill Brooks, Wife and Family, at Lumber Camp Possibly 1916-18.  Just one more piece of history not to forget.

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Capt. Bill Brooks, Wife and Family At Lumber Camp Possibly 1916-18.

 

Port Loring Ontario’s History 1920s

Here is another picture taken many years ago here in Port Loring Ontario.  Gives one an idea of what things looked like many years ago.  The picture shows the  Back View Of Old Hall, Kirton’s House, Kelcey’s House & Kelcey’s Store. Taken From The Church Steps On West Road 1920’s. Notice the old boardwalks.

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Back View Of Old Hall, Kirton's House, Kelcey's House & Kelcey's Store. Taken From The Church Steps On West Road 1920's

 

1945 George Lee

Here is a picture of the chap that owned our home here in Port Loring Ontario, Canada, taken many years ago.           George Lee.   It is a picture of an invention he made for cutting firewood.  Pretty amazing man to say the least.  A man that shouldn’t be forgotten.  Click picture below for better viewing.

4-1945 George - wood cutting machine