Saturday, 6 March 2010
The Grand River in March
The second picture is of a few Greater Canada Geese. These birds were so over hunted that by the 1920's they were almost extinct. They became protected and was to become the first successful project to protect a species in the Americas. There are so many to-day it is hard to believe that by 1930 there was less than 100 mating pair left in the world.
The third picture is of Long Bridge, in Dunnville. The first bridge was built in the 1820's and made of wood. It was the longest Bridge in Canada at that time. This bridge was constructed in the 1950's..
The Dam at Dunnville was also constructed in the 1820's and that was to help with the water flow for the original Welland Canal. The canals that were constructed above the dam were called the feeders. They are still here but no longer used.
Lastly, Long Bridge and the Dam. What you see here is all relatively new. The Bridge being constructed in the early 1950's and the Dam was reconstructed in the mid 1990's