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Day 175: Spent a great day hiking the Friendship Trail near Port Colborne, and stopped at Jordan Harbour with a few other cachers on the way home. This abandoned ship, modeled after Jacque Cartier’s Grande Hermine, in which he discovered the St. Lawrence estuary in 1535. The original wooden hull was destroyed in a fire, leaving it in its current state.
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Day 63: Spent an awesome day hiking/caching in the Hamilton area, and like last weekend, we were targeting high D/T combos. This was our start point, and location of a cache from a series called “Historic Hamilton”. The Grassie Blacksmith Shop was the last operating blacksmith in Mount Albion, and was built by Robert Grassie when he emigrated from Scotland in 1847. It stopped operations permanently in 1907 when Grassie was killed in an accident. A fire in 1984 destroyed most of the building.