Located on the southeast corner of Georgian Bay, this recreation of what a British military naval base was like during the 19th century is open to visitors all year round and is an example of a living museum. This photograph is of the entrance where different size buildings can be seen that contains shops, residences and offices that were both necessary to the operation of a British naval base.
The H.M.S Tecumseth and H.M.S Bee were British naval sailing ships and now replicas of these vessels can be seen in Discovery Harbour as well. A visit to this living museum will allow you to see what life was like on this naval base, and have a look at various buildings that have been restored, such as the officer's quarters, and some of the homes of the shipwrights, sailors, and soldiers that lived and worked on this base.
Penetanguishene Bay is a bilingual community, and when the naval base was established here in about 1828, the Metis Fur traders and their families also came here to work on the base and trade with the British, and they also settled in the area. The naval base was finally closed in 1834, but it wasn't until 1856 that the military base closed there.
Entrance to Discovery Harbour and King's Wharf on the shores of Penetanguishene Bay in the town of Midland, Ontario, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/80 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 16mm.
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