An Evening of Memories at the EYC

Erieau Yacht Club presents “Memories”

Join us at the Erieau Yacht Club to reminisce and learn about the history of Erieau

August 10, 2013
Erieau Yacht Club
7:00 pm


Key Note Speakers
Dr. Bill Fellows
Jeff Vidler
Jim Shillington & Jim Stokes

Complimentary Appetizers
Wine Tasting by Smith & Wilson Wines

View Erieau Memorabilia and Chat with local Historians

Bar Opens following presentations
Tickets $10.00 per person

Complimentary Appetizers to enjoy with your EYC friends

“If you have Erieau or EYC memorabilia to lend for the evening contact Graham Parsons, Robbie Mallory or Margie Sievert.  Please bring your items to the EYC between 3 and 5pm on August 10th”

lake erie navigation and coal dock 1960

There is more to learn at an evening of Memories!

  • 1845 – A Customs and lighthouse were established. Thomas Harrison was the first light keeper.
  • 1855 – Commercial fishing began in Erieau.
  • 1887 – Homer Turner, first to build Charles Mallory built the Mallory House – later called the Lakeview Hotel and then the Tilton Hilton, Anchor Inn and now Bayside Brewing Company.
  • 1895 – A passenger boat called the Jubilee, jointly owned by W.R. Fellows and Fred Lindley ran within the bay, from Erieau to the Government Park.
  • 1913 – Worst storm on Great Lakes; 13 vessels wrecked, 148 lives lost.
  • 1917 – April 5th, Erieau officially becomes a village. Mr. J.G. Kerr was first Reeve.
  • 1939 – – Sept 6th, Canada declares war on Germany. During the war 53 young men and 3 women would sign up and go to war. 100% percent of all able bodied men.
  • Mollie Vidler honoured by King George VI for her book Poems of Remembrance that she sent him in June of this year.
  • 1974 -The C & 0 railway closed and abandoned the Blenheim to Erieau rail line and sold it for scrap. ERIEAU LANDS COMPANY LTD formed by Hartley Vidler and James Waldie to buy Erieau lands from the C & O Railroad Company Ltd.



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