Ontario Tourism Region : Kawartha and Northumberland
- Pop. 439. In Alnwick T., Northumberland C., on the S shore of Rice L. and C. Rds. 15 & 18, 17 km. N of Cobourg.
- Cattle breeder and dealer S. C. Curtis, who arrived in 1832, was one of the first settlers. By the 1850s the community was a prosperous lumber town with two large sawmills and known as Sully or Sully's Landing.
- In the early 1850s the Cobourg and Peterborough Railway built a line from Cobourg, via Harwood and Tick I., across the widest part of Rice L. to Hiawatha and on to Peterborough.
- The bridge across Rice L. was about 5 km in length and at the time was one of the longest railway bridges in North America. It was also one of the most poorly planned. In the winter of 1853, just after it had opened, it was severely damaged by ice.
- Nearly every winter the damage increased and repair costs mounted. When the Prince of Wales visited in 1860, he was not permitted to cross Rice L. on the bridge; the following winter the bridge disintegrated and floated away.
- In 1854 the post office was established and named Harwood after the first postmaster, Euphrasia Vivian Harwood.
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