The Name Game

1900-map-crop.jpgMark McNeil’s article “Name That Inlet” questioned whether the body of water at the end of Strathhearne Ave (between Kenilworth and Parkdale) was ever called Harris Inlet. Most historical maps don’t give it a name at all, but this one, from 1900, clearly does (click on thumbnail to view full size). It’s always possible that the mapmakers got it wrong, after all, the Harris farm was on the east shore of Jones Inlet, the next one to the east. This was, however, only 183 m away! But whatever we call this inlet, it was substantial, and much of its natural vibrancy remains. Let’s stay focused on saving it.

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~ by gregreader on February 6, 2008.

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