Saturday, 7 November 2015

Port Dalhousie

Port Dalhousie, a small hamlet along the shores of Lake Ontario between Hamilton and Niagara-on- the-Lake, traces its history back to first three Welland Canals, when it was used as the terminus on Lake Ontario for vessels plying the lakes.
The canal ran from Port Dalhousie on Lake Ontario to Port Robinson on the Welland River. A southbound ship would enter the canal at Port Dalhousie, sail up the canal to Port Robinson, pass through a lock into the Welland River, sail down the river to Chippawa, where oxen would tow the ship against the flow of the Niagara River to Fort Erie.
Eventually Port Dalhousie became part of the City of St. Catharines.
My layout is of Lakeside Park and the lighthouse area of Port Dalhousie. The beach is beautiful. It's been in existence since 1920. It's so well maintained that from any vantage point it looks like a perfect postcard.

I used the Scrapmuch? sketch from October 30th designed by Laura Whitaker. I love sketches that allow you 5 or 6 photos. It makes the decision as to which photos to use so much easier. There's 2 sketches up on the site now and linking up either of them, or the two yet to follow this month, makes you eligible for the November draw.
If you are ever near St. Catharines it's well worth dropping by Lakeside Park in Port Dalhousie, especially if you have a bathing suit at hand. 


  1. Wow! Beautiful spread, Ronna! I love the papers you used, and your photos are fabulous! I love lighthouses!
    Thanks for joining us at ScrapMuch?! :o)

  2. Ronna - it came together PERFECTLY! Great colour combo and take on the sketch-
    your title looks great.
    Thank you for joining us at ScrapMuch?

  3. Ronna you rocked this sketch! Your background paper is just amazing and perfectly suited for your photos! Well done! Thanks for playing along with ScrapMuch?!

  4. Gorgeous Ronna, love those background papers! Thanks for joining us at ScrapMuch?!

  5. Absolutely beautiful!! I love your background papers. Great choice! Thanks for sharing with us at ScrapMuch?

  6. This is just gorgeous Ronna, love it!! Thanks for sharing with us at ScrapMuch? Anna :)

  7. Great job with the layout! Looks like a great place to visit. Thanks for sharing you layout with us at ScrapMuch?!

  8. Ronna, I love what you did on your page.. especially the background patterned paper, so natural feel. The photos are so amazing.. Thank you for playing along with us at Scrapmuch?

  9. Just fabulous!!! The papers are absolutely perfect for those photos and work so perfectly with the sketch too! Thanks for sharing with us at ScrapMuch?