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City of Owen Sound (Lower Tier Grey)

Phone : (519) 371-8037
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Owen Sound

Owen Sound, ON (Nearby: Leith, Annan, Chatsworth, Kemble, Shallow Lake)

  • 1905
  • Before 1911
  • Harbour
  • Sydenham River
  • 1905
  • Before 1911
  • 1910
  • Harbour
  • CPR Boats
  • Alberta
  • Grain Boat
  • SS Telegram

901 3rd Ave E.
Owen Sound, Ontario
N4K 2K7

Ontario Tourism Region : Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 20,380. In Grey C., on Owen Sound off Georgian Bay at the mouths of the Sydenham and Pottawattomi Rs., and Hwys 6, 10, 21, & 26, 63 km W of Collingwood.
  • In 1616 Samuel de Champlain visited a First Nations Peoples encampment called Wadineednon, translated as 'beautiful valley.' By the early 1840s the site was the northern terminus of the Garafraxa Colonization Rd. and free land grants were offered
  • along its length, subject to settlement duties. John Telfer, government-appointed land agent for the new town, was one of the first settlers, in 1842.
  • The settlement was frrst known as Sydenham or Sydenham Bay after Charles Edward Poulett Thomson, Baron ofSydenham and governor-in-chief of British North America 1838-1841.
  • Sailors landing here called it Owen's Sound because the bay beside which it was located was named for Capt. William Fitzwilliam Owen who charted it in 1815.
  • The post office opened in 1846, as Owens Sound; in 1857 Owens lost its 's.' Owen Sound was the hometown of First World War flying ace William A very 'Billy' Bishop, credited with destroying 72 enemy aircraft and forming the Royal Can. A. F. after the war
  • His boyhood home is a museum. Another popular tourist attraction is Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery. Thomson was a local artist who inspired the formation of the Group of Seven Canadian painters.
  • Postcards above used with permission from A Great Lakes Treasury of Old Postcards 2007 Lorenzo Marcolin, MD 176 pp. For Copies call the Huronia Museum 705 526 2844 or email

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  • Noronic
  • SS Keewatin
  • SS Manitoba
  • 1941
  • South American  and North American
  • 1958

Visitors to this page: 20,138     This record last updated: December 3, 2014

Off the beaten track:
  • Brooke, Owen Sound area, 4km
  • Inglis Falls, 5km
  • Rockford, Owen Sound area, 5km
  • Balmy Beach, 5km
  • Bothwell's Corner, 4km
  • Springmount, 5km
  • Benallen, 6km
  • Squire, 7km
  • East Linton, 9km
  • Hoath Head, 8km
  • Kilsyth, 9km
  • Copperkettle, 11km
  • Hogg, 13km
  • Cruickshank, 9km
  • Keward, 13km
  • Lindenwood, 13km
  • Shouldice, 12km
  • Jackson, 10km
  • Garryowen, 12km
  • Hemstock Mills, 16km
  • Keady, 15km
  • Arnott, 17km
  • Shallow Lake, Owen Sound area, 13km
  • Massie, 15km
  • Johnson, Owen Sound area, 16km
  • Wolseley, 18km
  • Silcote, 16km
  • Strathavon, 16km
  • Woodford, 15km
  • Balaclava, Leith area, 17km
  • Alvanley, 15km
  • Lueck Mill, 21km
  • Williamsford, 22km
  • Lake Charles, 22km
  • Park Head, 17km
  • Morley, 18km
  • Zion, Owen Sound area, 21km
  • Marmion, 22km
  • Big Bay, 25km
  • Grimston, 22km
  • Tara, 20km
  • Clavering, 21km
  • Tara Siding, 20km
  • Walters Falls, 20km
  • Peabody, 26km
  • Invermay, 21km
  • Mooresburg, 27km
  • Bayview, Meaford area, 19km
  • Arranvale, 21km
  • Kinghurst, 28km
Nearby Lakes:
  • Sheppard Lake, 7km
  • Marshall's Lake, 10km
  • Mud Lake, 9km
  • Young's Lake, 11km
  • McGill Lake, 12km
  • Town Line Lake, 11km
  • Francis Lake, 14km
  • Bass Lake, 16km
  • McNab Lake, 14km
  • Shallow Lake, 14km
  • Mountain Lake, 18km
  • Mary Lake, 19km
  • Gowan Lake, 20km
  • Brotske Lake, 20km
  • Scale Lake, 19km
  • Stewart Lakes, 21km
  • Williams Lake, 20km
  • Minkes Lake, 22km
  • Slough of Despond, 23km
  • Lake Charles, 22km
  • McCullough Lake, 24km
  • Shepherd Lake, 18km
  • Gleason Lake, 24km
  • Mud Lake, 22km
  • Harrison Lake, 27km
  • Negro Lakes, 26km
  • Hines Lake, 22km
  • Connell's Lake, 22km
  • Anderson Lake, 27km
  • Robson Lake, 23km
  • Clarke's Lake, 23km
  • Mountain Lake, 28km
  • Sunken Lake, 28km
  • Manchester Lake, 21km
  • Gould Lake, 21km
  • Walker Lake, 28km
  • Mountain Lake, 24km
  • Sargents Lake, 28km
  • North Louise Lake, 32km
  • Chesley Lake, 23km
  • Maryville Lake, 23km
  • Welbeck Mill Pond, 33km
  • Louise Lake, 33km
  • Black's Lake, 30km
  • Binns Lake, 34km
  • Bluewater Lakes, 34km
  • Boyd Lake, 35km
  • Copps Lake, 35km
  • Townsend Lake, 33km
  • Lucky Lake, 30km