A joint Oral History Project from the Niagara Historical Society & Museum and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
The original aim of this project was to document the history of Niagara-on-the-Lake (including the villages amalgamated in 1970) from 1950-1970 covering various topics, collecting new images and preserving local stories and memories. It grew to include previous recordings made by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library as well as older recordings from the Museum’s collection. The project currently includes over 150 hours of digital recordings and transcriptions completed by museum volunteers spanning sixty years from 1920-1980. Those stories that did not fit into the main categories of the exhibit are gathered here.
The S.S. Cayuga
One of the fondest memories people from the Niagara Region share is of the Cayuga steam ship which traversed the route between Niagara-on-the-Lake and Toronto daily carrying passengers, vehicles and fruit. During the war years it was used to bring troops to Camp Niagara to train for military service.
Mike Dietsch – The S.S. Cayuga
Earl Muir – The Cayuga (Audio Only)
Sigmund Smith – Summer Activities, Cayuga, Swimming (Audio Only)