Category Marine History

New Cannons on Display at Nancy Island – Legacy of James Ward

The Friends of Nancy Island and Wasaga Beach Park are pleased to be able to show case two Cannons that were built and donated by James (Jim) Ward of Wasaga Beach. Jim was a member of the Friends of Nancy Island, a volunteer during Wasaga Under Siege and a skilled and talented artisan. Unfortunately Jim […]

Growing Up with Tall Tales of Uncle Charlie and the Nancy

Does your family have stories that you’ve heard over and over again, but you are not sure whether or not they are true? My father shared the story of a larger-than-life character, C.H.J. Snider (my grandfather’s cousin) whom we only ever knew as ‘Uncle Charlie’ and the Nancy—a small fur trading schooner conscripted by the British […]