Kevin and Kristen checking out a few other exhibits.
When helping the kids with a school project we located a reference to a local fire company selling a fire truck to Hilton Beach... The excerpt "In 1926 a Graham Bus chassis was acquired and converted into a fire truck by Edgar Heximer, the first chief and owner of the Stevensville Garage, and Charles Sherk. In the notes --- this "hand-made" truck was sent to Hilton Beach on St. Joseph's Island (40 miles east of Sault Ste Marie) because they did not have a fire truck. eventually it went to a museum there. Stepahnie Freeman, "Stevensville Company #5 celebrates 50 years," Fort Erie Times Review, August 25, 1992 --- from the book Many Voices - A Collective History of Greater Fort Erie.
One of he first things we saw at the St. Joseph Island Museum is "the fire truck". I guess there is some more connections between Northern Ontario than just Kevin and I...
My Mom lives outside of Sault Ste. Marie on and Island called St. Joseph Island. Here is a link for more information.