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Vintage Photos: Boyne River

The Boyne River is a major feature of the Carman/Dufferin landscape. Elsewhere on this website (see Local Heritage) we talk about how the river name was changed from Rivière aux Ilets de Bois to Boyne River; its role in draining waters into the Boyne Marsh to the east; the heavy forest growth along its course through the Dufferin area and Carman; the mills that operated on its banks; and its more recent role in providing recreation facilities and water for the area.

This month’s News Update features another aspect of river heritage—the old swimming holes. The following collection of vintage photos show more of the glories of swimming in the Boyne as well as other memorable facets of life along the River.

The swimming hole site now has a commemorative sign.