07 August 2011

Timeline Aug 7 to 9

Aug 7
1679  La Salle launched the 46 tonnes Griffon, the first ship on the Great Lakes, above Niagara.
1903  At Cobalt in the Temiskaming district, two lumbermen, James McKinley and Ernest Darragh, seeking lumber for railroad ties, discovered silver.

Aug 8
1812  American Brigadier-General William Hull withdrew to Detroit, leaving a small garrison at Sandwich.
1862  Sir Allan Napier MacNab, former Prime Minister of the Province of Canada and railway magnate, died in Hamilton.

Aug 9
1836  Lt.-Gov. Sir Francis Bond Head signed a treaty on Manitoulin Island with the chiefs of the Ojibwa and Ottawa Indians. They ceded 1.5 million acres - now part of Bruce, Grey, Huron and Wellington counties.
1842  The first meeting of the new council of the Dalhousie District was held in Bytown in conformity with the provisions of the District Councils Act. Thomas McKay was appointed first warden of the district.

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