By: Barry, James P.

Price: $50.00 USD

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Condition: Very Good

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240 pp, square (11 3/4" H x 11 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "This is the story of the once mighty Huron nation's tragic collapse, the aftermath of long battles against hostile tribes, disease and conversion by French missionaries. It is the story of the first white settlers' struggle to raise crops on the rugged Canadian Shield. Later, lumbering boomed and for decades the early mills flourished. The railroad reached the Bay in the mid-1800s, and fortunate depot towns prospered. Steamers and schooners brought transportation and commerce to previously isolated communities. Collingwood shipyards enjoyed a great heyday, and the uniquely designed Georgian Bay Mackinaw became the sailing boat of choice. When automobiles finally reached shore towns via rough country roads, hotels and resorts sprung up to accommodate the Bay's latest arrival, the summer tourist. This wonderful record of life on Georgian Bay features many rare maps dating back to the 1600s, as well as remarkable sketches, watercolours, and vintage photos dating from the 1800s." Gift inscription in pen at the bottom of the half-title page, slight yellowing in the fore- margin of the pages, minor waviness to the top/bottom edge edge of the text block, a tiny dent on the bottom edge of the front board, minor bowing to the book.very light foxing mark on the bottom of the text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing, minor edge wrinkling - light at the top of the hinges and flap-folds.