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Port Arthur

  • The historic High Street Stone Wall - Slated for Demolition | Alex Inspired
    History

    It’s not just a Wall, it’s our History

    In recent news, Thunder Bay City Council decided to remove the historic High Street stone retaining wall and replace it with an artificial “rock face” at a mere $2.4 million price tag. Many citizens are…

  • "Old Man Russia" lived by McVicar Creek... however this Port Arthur Man was not Russian... | Alex Inspired
    Genealogy History

    Old Man Russian down at McVicar Creek

    The other day my dad told me a story about “Old Man Russian”, who lived on Elgin Street – just a few properties down from Maudslay Court. His lengthy backyard sloped towards McVicar’s Creek, it was…

  • Misfortune at Maudslay Court | Alex Inspired
    History

    Misfortune at Maudslay Court

    In an innocent search for information regarding Port Arthur’s oldest apartment building, Maudslay Court, I stumbled on misfortune. As I mentioned, Maudslay Court is Port Arthur’s oldest apartment building – perfectly situated on Court Street,…

  • Phantoms of Port Arthur, the take of William Gehl | Alex Inspired
    History

    Phantoms of Port Arthur

    On the occasion of All Hallows’ Eve, an evening dedicated to remembering the faithfully departed, I have found my way to the 1800s to visit the Phantoms of Port Arthur.  This starless story isn’t my usual…

  • The Court Street Ridge, Port Arthur
    History

    Vanished from the Ridge

    Court Street has a very interesting and long history. It was one of the first streets developed in Port Arthur, with stately homes and sprawling properties. Van Horn Street was actually considered the end…

  • Resources

    Thunder Bay & Local Area Resources

    Searching for our ancestors can be a lot of work. The best advice I was given was to always start where you live. Oddly enough, you should really begin at the cemetery. Here you’ll…