Old Port Dalhousie and the Carousel
- Media Type
- Item Type
- A postcard with scenes from Old Port Dalhousie, Ontario. Shows stores along Lakeport Road and the hand-crafted wooden carousel (c1895) located in Lakeside Park. (date of postcard unknown)
Published by The Postcard People. Printed in Indian River, Ontario.
- File Number: 06/pt1/5-1.1
Port Dalhousie was amalgamated with St. Catharines in 1961.
The Carousel was manufactured by Charles I.D. Looff in approximately 1905 in Riveside Rhode Island. It was purchased second hand from Hanlan's Point/Scarborough Beach in Toronto and moved to the park in 1921.
In the 1970s Mrs. Dorothy Crabtree, a local antiques dealer, raised 20,000 dollars to purchase the carousel. The Carousel was turned over to the city with the understanding the cost would remain at 5 cents a ride. The carousel is now maintained by the St. Catharines Park and Recreation Department.
- Old Port Dalhousie
- The Postcard People
- Place of Publication
- Indian River, Ontario
Width: 11.7 cm
Height: 17 cm
- Image Dimensions
Image Width: 9.7cm
Image Height: 14.1cm
- Language of Item
- Geographic Coverage
Latitude: 43.2021068765911 Longitude: -79.2655981522369
Latitude: 43.2035843892226 Longitude: -79.2660016273015
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