Here we go again!
I visited another summer community event in Morton, Ontario.
Originally called “Whitefish Falls”, the land with the waterpower rights to the falls were purchased by John George Morton in 1853. He planned the model village of Morton which he registered in 1857. By 1861, exploiting the power of the falls, Morton had developed a sawmill, gristmill and plaster mill, a general store and warehouse by Morton Bay on the Rideau Canal. Steam boats came up Morton Creek with produce and travellers from Beverley (Delta) and Furnace Falls (Lyndhurst). An army garrison stood guard against possible Yankee attack. Today, dreams, ghosts and some beautiful old houses persist from George Morton’s plans.
Again, it was a glorious day!