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HCHS Textual Records collection: Files 2500-2999 Transportation and utilities
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Railway : Grand Trunk Railway strike at Belleville, 1876-1877 / by Gerald E. Boyce

File contains a manuscript paper entitled “The Grand Trunk Railway Strike at Belleville, 1876-1877 : a brief outline,” presented by Gerald E. Boyce at a winter, 1965 meeting of the Belleville Rotary Club. The paper discusses the strike action by trainmen and the dispatch of police and companies of the local battalion to deal with strikers and their supporters.

Railway : Railway Week

File contains a copy of the "Railway Week Official Program -- Belleville, June 22-28, 1964", a newspaper article "CNR and City Plan Week-Long Railway Exhibit and Program and two copies of a booklet titled "Pioneer Railways of Central Ontario From the Past to the Present" written by William Michaud.

Michaud, William

Trenton Flying Club

File contains two newspaper articles regarding the formation of the Trenton Flying Club in October, 1956. Includes a brief profile of Flying Officer Frances Finkle, a Belleville resident, who was the first woman member of the Trenton Flying Club to fly solo.

Trenton : Ferry license, 1879; Bay of Quinte Navigation Company

File contains a manuscript license issued by the Province of Ontario on 13 October 1879 approving the operation of a ferry from Sidney Township in Hastings County to Ameliasburgh Township in Prince Edward County. Also present are two printed, completed bills of sale, dated 5 November 1880 transferring 64 shares in the steam paddler, Mary Ethel, built at Trenton, to the Bay of Quinte Navigation Company (Limited).

Trenton : electric light

File contains manuscript and typescript correspondence, telegrams and memos received by C.H. Bonter, Chairman of the Light Committee, Trenton concerning tenders for the creation of a power plant and the installation of electric lighting in the town of Trenton in 1890. Also present is an undated newspaper article, regarding Trenton municipal opposition to a monopoly by a private electrical company in the town.

Trenton: Boats

File contains a number of newspaper photos from various dates and titled "Picture Peeks Into The Past", these are pictures of boats in and on the Trent River and about boating in Trenton.

Trent Canal

File contains several newspaper articles concerning the history of the Trent-Severn Waterway, including pre- and early contact travel by the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois. Also present is an Intelligencer article , 3 January 1962, regarding plans to substantially renovate the lock system on the Trent Canal.

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