Port Dover Historic Photos – Norfolk County 

Port Dover and Norfolk County have so many interesting and beautiful scenery.
The pictures below are just a sample of what you will see when you visit this part of Ontario’s South Coast.
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Winter in Port Dover with the fish tug James B.

Winter in Port Dover with the fish tug James B.

The Grand Trunk Railroad built a permanent bridge in 1898. View of the train arriving  in this 1908 picture.

The Grand Trunk Railroad built a permanent bridge in 1898. View of the train arriving  in this 1908 picture.

Waiting for the train to arrive at the station in Port Dover, 1908.

Waiting for the train to arrive at the station in Port Dover, 1908.

The 60' sailboat "Orenda" coming through the raised bridge in 1943.

The 60′ sailboat “Orenda” coming through the raised bridge in 1943. RCAF launch docked under to the left, towed targets for shooting practice  during WW II.

Horse drawn wagons loaded with pea vines to be unloaded at the Port Dover Canning Co. which later became the Culverhouse Canning Co. circa 1925.

Horse drawn wagons loaded with pea vines to be unloaded at the Port Dover Canning Co. which later became the Culverhouse Canning Co. circa 1925.

View of the swing bridge from Brant Hill 1906. The GRand Trunk Railroad bridge on the right.

View of the swing bridge from Brant Hill 1906. The GRand Trunk Railroad bridge on the right.

Historic photos of the Vittoria train station circa 1910.

Vittoria train station circa 1910.

View of Port Ryerse piers and harbour, circa 1925.

View of Port Ryerse piers and harbour, circa 1925.

The Port Dover lift bridge mid to 1940s.

The Port Dover lift bridge mid to 1940s.

Port Dover harbour in 1892. The warehouses were used for grain storage.

Port Dover harbour in 1892. The warehouses were used for grain storage.

View of the lift bridge from Brant Hill 1966. Port Dover Coal and Supply Co. in right foreground.

View of the lift bridge from Brant Hill 1966. Port Dover Coal and Supply Co. in right foreground.

The "Jim and Tom" unloading their catch. of. herring at Kolbe's. Also tugs "S.B. Gabrielle" and "Two Friends", 1914.

The “Jim and Tom” unloading their catch. of. herring at Kolbe’s. Also tugs “S.B. Gabrielle” and “Two Friends”, 1914.

The Ivey Rose towing the T.A. Ivey in 1958.

The Ivey Rose towing the T.A. Ivey in 1958.

The car ferry Shendango No.1 arrives on inaugural trip amid celebration , August 17, 1895. Ships length 300', beam 54'.

The car ferry Shendango No.1 arrives on inaugural trip amid celebration , August 17, 1895. Ships length 300′, beam 54′.

A lake Erie & Northern electric train arrives at the Grand Trunk Railroad station with tour, 1920.

A lake Erie & Northern electric train arrives at the Grand Trunk Railroad station with tour, 1920.

Fish tugs docked at their shanties with lift bridge and water tower in the background. Early 1920's.

Fish tugs docked at their shanties with lift bridge and water tower in the background. Early 1920’s.

Fisherman unloading their catches at the Kolbe Docks in Port Dover. 1914

Fisherman unloading their catches at the Kolbe Docks in Port Dover. 1914

The GEM Theatre on Main street in Port Dover, 1914.

The GEM Theatre on Main street in Port Dover, 1914.

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New Years Day Polar Bear Plunge
Friday the 13th
Norfolk Studio Tour
Annual Perch Derby
Norfolk County Fair
Lake Erie Interclub Sailboat Race
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