ONTARIO, CANADA TRIP


| May/June 1977



1740 N. Main Street, Hampstead, Maryland 21074

A group of forty people left from BRODBECKS, PA. by chartered LINCOLN BUS for a four day tour June 4-5-6 and 7-1976 to Fort Erie, Canada, Niagara Falls, Canada and the steam show at Norwich, Ontario, Canada June 5-1976.

The group enjoyed an all day visit to the steam show seeing Canadian and American Steam and Gas Engines and Threshers including a large 50 H.P. Canadian Diesel weighing approximately 10 tons from Gait, Ontario, with a 7 foot diam. flywheel, 22' stroke and 11 bore; compressed air is used to start it; all equipment at the show was in operation. There also was a large Museum building on the grounds that contained a varied amount of antique exhibits of the past, and quilts, etc.

Probably the main attraction was the huge 12 ton 1897 vintage steam Calliope pulled in the parade by eight Belgian horses hitched four abreast and played by a young man at the key board.

The city of NORWICH provided free transportation by three wagons with bales of straw for seats and each drawn by two beautiful Clydesdale horses to the NORWICH community MUSEUM at the opposite end of town which many of our group enjoyed.

On June 6 sightseeing was enjoyed by all to the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls area including the cable car ride over the Whirlpool on the Niagara River below the Falls, The Floral Clock, and the group was treated to lunch by Lincoln in the restaurant at the top of the Panasonic Tower 300 feet above the Falls that provided a magnificent view of the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls which all enjoyed and appreciated.