04-06-2014, 06:30 PM
Hi Dave. It's a Canadian tradition it seems. The vehicle is called
a 'Bombardier' and they haven't changed - I remember them
as a kid, and believe they are from the 1940's. Most guys
use snowmobiles or quads.
With so many ice huts in one location, at times it can become
like a small village. Others simply drill a hole in the ice
and sit on an upturned bucket.........
These pics were pulled from the internet:
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04-06-2014 06:30 PM
04-06-2014, 06:36 PM
Nice picture of the Bombardier Steve these are still being used here in Northern BC as well they are quite the little work horse.
Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.
Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!
04-06-2014, 08:40 PM
04-12-2014, 10:42 PM
Made a trip to the 'Toronto Military Show' today, and was
near enough to the city core for a few more pics:
First one is facing downtown Toronto from the west at
Sunnyside Beach near Lake Ontario's Humber Bay.
I was driving along Lake Shore Boulevard, looking
for a good random place to stop for photos.
This area was a very popular amusement
park from 1922 to 1955.
The colourized pic is what the park looked like in 1931.
( I found a broken hockey stick near the shore
to rest the helmet on. )
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04-12-2014, 10:53 PM
Hi all (steve) I have been following this thread for nearly a couple of years, I don't know how it works for sure but if you would like me to PM my address to you as you are the current holder of this well travelled lid I would be most happy to take a few images( after a bit of decoration) and then post it on! Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
04-12-2014, 10:55 PM
Next, the helmet on a bust of Sir Casimir Gzowski, ( 1813-1898 )
an engineer who served as acting Lieutenant Governor of
Ontario in 1896-97. This memorial, with a railroad theme,
is in the lakeside park which is named after him.
His great-great grandson, Peter Gzowski, ( 1934-2002 )
was a famous Canadian writer, reporter and
CBC radio broadcaster.
Casimir Gzowski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peter Gzowski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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04-12-2014, 11:19 PM
Lastly, a pic of the western Toronto skyline - just south of the
Canadian National Exhibition grounds, beside Ontario Place.
Behind me is the old mooring of the Destroyer 'HMCS Haida'
- which I visited years ago as a grade school student - that
has since been moved across the lake to Hamilton, which
is on the southwestern shores of Lake Ontario.
Just yards away, a Spitfire and an Avro Lancaster were
displayed here too, but have also been taken away.
The Spit was sold off for $1.
It is early spring here, and no plants or buds have
blossomed yet, but it's good to see
Canadian National Exhibition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
HMCS Haida (G63) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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04-12-2014, 11:19 PM
Looks great Steve! I particularly like the fact you managed to randomly find a discarded hockey stick to use as a stand. It doesn't get much more Canadian than that.
04-13-2014, 12:53 PM
The Spitfire was sold?
" I'd have paid a dollar for that"
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
04-15-2014, 08:06 AM
And there she is.........