Stories from our past-November 14, 2019

Each week, the Gazette looks back on stories from the past. Here is what happened this week, by year…



  • Captain Hunter and his agents have been quite busy recently. On Saturday, several thousand feet of gill nets were confiscated in Weller’s Bay and taken to Belleville.
  • The directors of the Prince Edward Agricultural Society met at the office of the secretary on Wednesday afternoon in order to wind up business for the year. This year has been another prosperous one in the Society’s history.
  • Arrangements have been completed whereby the steamboat service between Picton and Prinyer’s Cove will be greatly improved next season. A first class steamboat has been purchased for this route.


  • A few days ago, Pte. Frank Woods of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment stationed at Picton was receiving his issue of equipment for service and found he had received equipment turned in by his own father after overseas service in 1916-1918.
  • Red poppies appeared on the coats of hundreds of persons in town on Saturday and the sum of $164.85 was collected, the response being larger this year than last.
  • Tomorrow’s Remembrance Day service will be held at the War Memorial at 10:30 a.m., with Captain the Rev. J.F. Reycraft in charge. The service will follow the big parade and will commence with the repositioning of wreaths.


  • Two Oshawa men spent Saturday night on an island in Muscote Bay after their boat was caught in a rainstorm and the motor ceased to function. They had gone out fishing Saturday evening.
  • Mr. Terry Sprague, well-known field naturalist of Prince Edward County, will be the guest speaker at the November meeting of Picton Film Council, Monday evening in the children’s room of the Picton Public Library.
  • Flags and colours were lowered in tribute to the fallen as the last post was sounded and two minutes of silence observed at the Service of Remembrance in Picton, November 11.


  • The Kinsmen Club of Picton are sponsoring an “Apple Knocker Jamboree” to take place in the Elks Hall on Saturday, November 15th at 9 p.m. Featured musicians will be the popular Cherry Valley Sweethearts, the Branded Men, Morris Halverson (Mr. Personality Himself) and Norm Post.
  • An undetermined quantity of potentially fatal narcotics was stolen early Tuesday by thieves who apparently knew their way around Teasel’s Drug Store on Main St., Picton.
  • In an effort to retain Ameliasburgh’s dwindling historic resources a $47,000 project is being conducted to prop-up and restore one of the hamlet and township’s highest landmarks. The steeple of the Ameliasburgh Museum, formerly the Methodist Church, has gradually begun shifting rearward.