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Just a couple more days until the Christmas Train Sale

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On Saturday, November 19 from 10 to 4 and Sunday, November 20 from 10 to 4 you will have the opportunity to visit the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre’s Christmas Train. Many Christmas items are waiting to be purchased on board the train car, #4884.

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Don’t forget to go into the Museum. There are bucket draws. Just $5.00 for 10 tickets. Put the tickets (with your name and phone number) in the buckets beside the items that you might like to have. 

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Christmas Train 2016

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All aboard!

Our final event of the year takes place on Saturday November 19 and Sunday November 20, from 10 am to 4 pm, for the Christmas Train. The 1932 CNR station and 1953 dining car will be decked out in seasonal décor and visitors have the opportunity to shop for vintage and handmade Christmas decorations aboard the dining car, at this popular fundraiser. Light refreshments served.

Donations of pre-loved and handmade decorations are gratefully accepted.



Fall 2016 Lecture Series

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Find out everything you ever wanted to know about tattoos, but were afraid to ask, by joining the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre and Dr. Susan J. Douglas, Assistant Professor of History, from the University of Guelph, on Saturday September 17, 2016 at 2 p.m. for the lecture “Stories in Ink”. Dr. Douglas will share her knowledge of the history of skin art imagery and is joined by a panel of tattoo artists who will discuss and demonstrate their artistry. 


Then join Andre LaCroix – one of only three master scrimshanders in Canada- for “What’s in Your Ditty Bag?” on Saturday September 24, 2016 at 2pm. Andre will present the history of the art of scrimshaw, with demonstrations of this rarely seen marine folk art, of etching bone. Andre will be accompanied by expert knot-tyers of the Navy League demonstrating ancient marine knot tying techniques.  Take home your own knot tying kit! 


Finally, on Saturday October 1, 2016,  at 2pm, the lecture “Mariner’s Yarn” combines heritage and handicraft, with the storytelling and traditional sea chanties of musician Ian Bell, and his ‘Songs of the Great Lakes’. Then be entertained by fibre artists Michael Sellick and Daniel Zondervan, who have created one of the largest online crafting communities, The Crochet Crowd, which has more than half a million social media followers! Michael and Daniel will share their adventures of the high seas, as  ‘crochet cruise’ hosts teaching crafters from around the globe.


This fundraising lecture series takes place at the Owen Sound Library. Tickets are now on sale at the museum for only $10 for each lecture and space is limited.



Raffle Winners Announced

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Congratulations to the winners of the raffle.

  • Marine Simulator Tour for 8 at Georgian College: Annie Harris
  • Via rail Gift certificate: Bob Wilson
  • Sue Allison Watercolour Reproduction: John King
  • Tobermory Overnight Stay and Cruise Package: Janice Currie
  • Owen Sound Tugboat Picnic Cruise for 4:  Joyce Downie

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets.