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I am retired and exploring the world on foot, by canoe and kayak. You see and experience much more this way. No luxury resorts on some tropical beach for me.
The Frontenac II ferry, also known as the Amherst Island Ferry. It provided year round service begining in 1972 ending the need for the winter ice road.
Beautiful old stone Scottish style fence called a dry stone fence, made without any mortar. Look closely at the precision fit stones kept in place. This is the finest old stone fence I have ever seen in Canada. This is a work of art.
Rock a bye baby in the tree top,
Poplar Dell Farm Vacation Home B&B, with old Irish/Scottish style stone fence on the water front. Note the scattering of granite heard head rocks, mingled with the limestone rock.
Old Irish/Scottish style dry stone fence at Amherst Island cemetery.
Amherst Island ferry approaches the island.
Many marble tomb stones are too old and weathered to read any more.
Sheep farming is big business on Amherst Island. Sheep out number people.
Rock a by baby, in the tree top....
McMullen House, a cosy old stone cottage and stone barn, with old stone fence overlooking the water. There is also a concentration of similar stone fences on the eastern end of Prince Edward County, very close to here, suggesting close links and a common origin for the settlers of these two communities.
W. Brown and Son, General Blacksmith, Circa 1871 and still going on historic Amherst Island. Their art work is found all over the island. It is on your left as you leave the ferry dock.
Old farm implements are everywhere on historic Amherst Island. They give a quaint feeling to the whole island. Enjoy them on your visit,
Lovely waterfront home with old Irish/Scottish style stone fence. A delightful blend of the new and old in this tranquil rural setting. Note the scattering of glacial erratic boulders sitting in a limestone area with shallow soils.
Amherst Island ferry unloading. You are in for a time warp with old stone houses, Scottish stone fences, and sheep farms. The island is world famous for it's spectular bird watching. Snowy owls are abundant in the winter, and other northern species. The ferry leaves the main land on the half hour, and the island on the hour for the 15 minute ride. The cost is $9 per car, return, you will probably need a car wash too.
Scottish/Irish or Celtic style fence made with granite hard head rocks. This is very unique. Granite hard heads were transported here from about 100 km. to the north, by the glaciers in the last ice age, the cap stones are local limestone. This fence is about 160 years old, and it was built without any mortar.
Keep historic and quaint Amherst Island the way it is. The view of Wolfe Island behind Simcoe Island light house. Seen from 15 km. away.
Beautiful old stone fence built by Scottish/Irish settlers about 1830, similar to thousands of miles of fences in Scotland and Ireland.
Icicles along Lake Ontario Shore.
Amherst Island Museum and Art Gallery. The island was named after Jeffrey Amherst in 1792. It once had a thriving ship building industry in it's harbour and produced more than 50 schooners.
Old Irish/Scottish style stone fence at the back of the cemetary. Note a few granite hard head rocks mingled in with the carefully positioned limestone flag stones. There was no mortar used. Built shortly after 1820.
Very old split cedar rail snake fence, perhaps 100 to 150 years old. Stone barn.
Abandoned homestead on Amherst Island, Perhaps 150 years old, on south shore.
Scottish style fence made with beach rocks.
Century old split cedar rail fences, and the Mayor of Amherst Island, out standing in his field.
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