Fonds 2018-020 - Maude May/Guild/ Hennessy Fonds

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Maude May/Guild/ Hennessy Fonds

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33 cm graphic, manuscript, and printed material

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Accumulated by Maude May/Guild/ Hennessy, donated to archives by her son Joe Guild after her death in 2018

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2018-020 Maude May/Guild/Hennessy photos and books;
Maude May was born in 1924, the daughter of David May and Bertha Comstock. David May grew up on Grenadier Island in the St. Lawrence River and lived for many years on a houseboat which he anchored at Endowen Island on the south side of Grenadier. Maud and her siblings Bernice and Victor attended school on Grenadier Island, from the houseboat. He became the caretaker for Winnekenny Lodge, the summer home of the Nichols Family from Haverhill, Massachusetts. During that time he anchored the houseboat at Winnekenni Island in the summer, and moved it to Endowen for the off season when the children were going to Grenadier Island School. After Maude started High School, he moved the houseboat to Gananoque inner harbour in the off-season.. Maude married Donald Guild in 1963 and had a son Joseph, who donated this collection to archives.

2018-020-A The Guest book from Winnekenni Lodge.
It is bound into a book 10.5 cm thick with figured wooden covers and gold lettering on the spine. It contains poems, songs, quotations, photos, sketches, watercolours, and clippings by and about the owners and guests and hired help on the island from 1908 to 1961.

2018-020-B Photos pertaining to the David May family, including Winnekenni and the Nichols family.

2018-020-001 snapshot 6 ladies on a rail fence
2018-020-002 snapshot young woman on a bridge railing
2018-020-003 snapshot young man in suit on snow probably David May
2018-020-004 snap 2 men near a shed, snow, orchard behind
2018-020-005 snap young man by stucco house with exterior stair
2018-020-006 snap same woman as #002, with camera
2018-020-007 snap 3 young men near shed, possibly Clifton, Fred & David May
2018-020-008 snap young woman outdoors, lake in distance
2018-020-009 snap same woman as #008, with young man possibly Clifton May
2018-020-010 snap same young woman, horse behind
2018-020-011 snap same young man with horse
2018-020-012 snap young woman in front of rose garden, river beyond
2018-020-013 snap same woman as #006 climbing on rocks
2018-020-014 snap woman in apron, snowy fields beyond
2018-020-015 snap same woman as #013 climbing on rocks
2018-020-016 snap man in military hat & boots with shotgun, the river beyond
2018-020-017 snap same man as #016 aiming shotgun
2018-020-018 snap man sitting on work horse under apple trees, probably one of the Mays
2018-020-019 snap 2 women well dressed, in snow
2018-020-D-020 snap long white motor boat passing in a blur
2018-020-021 snap woman standing near a shed overlooking the river
2018-020-022 snap older woman & 2 young men & women standing by a cutter with horse
2018-020-023 snap woman & little girl sitting on doorstep
2018-020-024 snap elderly couple standing close
2018-020-025 snap same elderly man carrying dead turkey, barns and river beyond, possibly same location as #039
2018-020-026 snap thin woman in overcoat holding big Muskie, beside windmill & river
2018-020-027 snap man in captain’s hat holding 2 big Muskies
2018-020-028 snap young woman in front of a hedge inscribed “Dorothy White 1943”
2018-020-029 tintype 3 women, very dark
2018-020-030 snap old house very near water, woman at the door
2018-020-031 snap woman in snow at a gate, white house beyond
2018-020-032A,B,C 3 tiny snaps boats & boathouse at Winnekenni
2018-020-033 CDV fine white house with enclosed porch on a street
2018-020-034 CDV man in suit & Bowler hat, probably one of the May brothers
2018-020-035 CDV bust of a man with mustache
2018-020-036 CDV 6-person family portrait taken in Clinton IA, USA
2018-020-037 CDV same house as #033 from a different angle
2018-020-038 print on card woman sitting on a hammock under trees
2018-020-039 Print on card inscribed ”Poole Place looking toward VanBurren Island”
2018-020-D-040 print on card of a man in a skiff on the river, inscribed “Anglers Hotel in background/ Grenadier”
2018-020-041 print on card 6 deer hanging in a tree, 3 hunters standing
2018-020-042 print of a bust of a man
2018-020-D-043 5x7 print steamer Rapids Prince descending Long Sault Rapids
2018-020-044 8x10 print of large group inscribed “CTTC Allenby Barracks, Hamilton Oct. 1944”
2018-020-045 Brown wrapping paper from Prosser Studio Gananoque with 1 cent stamp
2018-020-046 Tiny envelope with the name of Victor on front
2018-020-046 verso Stamped Winnekenni Island on back
2018-020-047 Obituary of Henry Andrews (Henry Andress) 1902 (married Lucy May)
2018-020-048 CDV 2 children, from Loomis Studio, Watertown, NY.
2018-020-049 Oval CDV Clifton May, Fred May, David May Jr.
2018-020-050 Oval CDVs Fred May, Clifton May, David May Jr. (2 photographs)
2018-020-051 Studio folder WW1 soldier taken by C.H. Boyers, Kingston, Ontario
2018-020-052 Studio folder David May & Bertha Comstock wedding photo

053 to 075 are tiny contact prints, negatives are with them
2018-020-D-053 snapshot from the upper deck of a ship on the river
2018-020-D-054 snapshot of an island from a ship
2018-020-055 snap-shot a boy cleaning a fish on a rock by the water
2018-020-D-056 close up of the name board and painted beaver on steamer Kingston
2018-020-D-057 snap man fishing on a wharf, steamboat approaching
2018-020-D-058 snap of an island from the deck of a ship
2018-020-D-059 snap of an island from a ship
2018-020-D-060 snap steamer Kingston approaching wharf
2018-020-D-061 snap of the name board on the steamer Kingston
2018-020-062 elder couple on the veranda at Winnekenny
2018-020-D-063 snap from the deck of a ship on the river.
2018-020-064 boy holding a large pike/muskie
2018-020-D-065 skiff at the Winnekenny boathouse
2018-020-066 boy with muskie as in #064
2018-020-067 dog on a deck, maybe Winnekenni
2018-020-D-068 snap from the bow of a steamer on the river
2018-020-069 5 family members on veranda at Winnekenni
2018-020-070 man climbing on a partly fallen tree
2018-020-D-071 snap of the name board and painted beaver of steamer Kingston
2018-020-D-072 2 ladies seated in the sun on the deck of a ship
2018-020-D-073 bow of the steamer Kingston pulling away from a wharf
2018-020-D-074 Boldt Castle from a passing ship
2018-020-075 boy and girl with dog, in the woods
076 to 100 are tiny contact prints, with negatives, of May family, boats & dogs & Winnekenni
2018-020-083 possibly Maude May
2018-020-093 possibly May sisters
101 to 121 are tiny contact prints, with negatives, of people, boats & dogs at Winnekenni
122 to 132 are 2x2” negatives and contact prints of the May family and their boats on the river.
2018-020-122 appears to be a waterspout on the river
2018-020-D-126 a tug boat towing the May houseboat and the bare hull of Avanti
2018-020-D-127 May houseboat and Avanti hull
2018-020-D-128 skiff at a wharf with Lawrence Mallory and a huge sturgeon
2018-020-D-130 May houseboat and Avanti near an island
2018-020-D-132 as in 130, probably Winnekenni Island.
2018-020-133 Bertha May feeding a duck in her lap
2018-020-D-134 possibly Maude May in an old rowboat
2018-020-D-135 Post card of steamer Rapids Prince in Long Sault Rapids
2018-020-D-136 snap of steamer Rapids Prince at a wharf
2018-020-137 3 men & 3 women in business attire
2018-020-138 3 young people in a canoe in Indian costumes
2018-020-139 one of the May sisters with a soldier on a suburban street
2018-020-140 one of the May sisters on a wharf, unknown town beyond
2018-020-141 May sister with soldier as in #139
2018-020-142 the May family and another couple on a wharf or boat
2018-020-D-143 May sisters and brother in a canoe, as in #138
2018-020-144 Bertha May and unknown at Winnekenni
2018-020-145 Bertha & David May and 2 unknown women
2018-020-146 5 people including Bertha & David May, at Winnekenni
2018-020-147 2 women with a baby boy, possibly Bertha May, 1965
2018-020-148 Bertha May & daughter(?) near a big house, winter 1966
2018-020-D-149 probably David May on wooden scow loaded with rocks, pushed by folding boat
2018-020-D-150 David May on scow loaded with rocks, approaching a wharf
2018-020-151 collie dog on a diving platform
2018-020-E-152 Steam powered water pump, pumping out a small steamboat being salvaged
2018-020-E-153 stern view of steamboat being raised in Gananoque
2018-020-E-154 men working to salvage steamboat in Gananoque
2018-020-155 group sitting at table in cottage
2018-020-156 contact prints unidentified
2018-020-157 “ “ “
2018-020-158 “ “ “
2018-020-C-159 2 contact prints of David May’s houseboat being towed to an island
2018-020-C-160 2 contact prints of David May’s houseboat being towed to an island
2018-020-F-161 contact prints including Grenadier Island School
2018-020-D-162 people boarding small boats at a wharf, showing David May’s modern guiding boat
2018-020-D-163 interior photo aboard David May’s guiding boat
2018-020-164 colour snap, boats in Half Moon Bay
2018-020-165 boats entering Half Moon Bay
2018-020-166 boats in Half Moon Bay
2018-020-167 the pulpit in Half Moon Bay
2018-020-168 kids pulling a wagon in a parade by Lansdowne Post Office
2018-020-169 kids and a goat in the back of a pickup truck going to parade
2018-020-170 kids in a trailer in parade past Lansdowne Post office
2018-020-171 as previous
2018-020-172 as in #169
2018-020-173 as in #170
2018-020-174 small tractor pulling kids in a wagon past Lansdowne Post office
2018-020-175 pulpit at Half Moon Bay, from a boat
2018-020-176 snapshot family group including David & Bertha May
2018-020-177 woman in brown jacket
2018-020-178 5x7 school photo, boy in red with glasses
2018-020-179 5x7 school photo, boy in blue with glasses
2018-020-180 5x7 school photo, boy in green& white, with glasses
2018-020-181 5x7 school photo, boy in red check with glasses
2018-020-182 class photo Front of Yonge Rm 9, 1974, includes boy in #178
2018-020-183 class photo Front of Yonge Rm 8, 1975, includes boy in #179
2018-020-184 school photo, boy in red
2018-020-185 large calligraphy Family Record starting with Henry Andrews and Lucy May (encapsulated,
map cabinet 2, drawer 1)
2018-020-186 panoramic photo Gananoque High School class of 1944-1945 (encapsulated, map cabinet 2, Drawer 1)
2018-020-187 panoramic photo Gananoque High School class of 1947-1948 (encapsulated, map cabinet 2, Drawer 1)
2018-020-188 membership certificate for David May in Mallorytown Masons Lodge, 1948 (encapsulated, map cabinet 2, drawer 1)
2018-020-B-189 Nice photo of Maude May at Winnekenni.
2018-020-B-190 Inscription on back of photo B-191.
2018-020-B-191 Photo young woman inscribed “Mavis 1951/ age 18/ To Bernice/Love Mavis/ Best of Luck now and always/ Your
room mate/Room 12”
2018-020-B-192 Post Card of Winnekenni Island.
2018-020-B-193 Post Card of Gananoque Town hall
22018-020-B-194 Post Card of Gananoque West gate
2018-020-B-195 & 195a –Woman carrying 2 pails of water on a neck yoke, and envelope inscribed “July 1948/from Lilly Alcombrack”
2018020-B-196 Envelope from school area of Clarendon Plevna to Miss Maude May/Coxvale, Ont.
2018-202-D-197 Double print, 2 views of May’s houseboat hauled out on an island.
2018-020-D-198 Double print 2 views of the houseboat being towed by Pierce Arrow
2018-020-D-199 Double print 2 views of houseboat being hauled off the island into the water.
2018-020-F-200 Double print of a field and Grenadier Island School (with negative)
2018-020-B-201 Spring runoff under the highway bridge in Gananoque.
2018-020-B-202 Spring water in achannel beside old buildings in Gananoque.
2018-020-D-203 Young man in uniform (Victor?) with gun, houseboat behind in Gananoque harbour.
2018-020-D-204 As previous
2018-020-D-205 As previous
2018-020-B-206 runoff under the RR bridge in Gananoque.
2018-020-B-207 spring runoff among old buildings in Gananoque.
2018-020-B-208 as previous
2018-020-B-209 as in 206
2018-020-B-210 as in 203-4-5
2018-020-D-211-217 David May building a small boat at Winnekenni.
2018-020-D-218 David May and Maude waving from a motor boat.
2018-020-D-219 2 people in a scow loaded with firewood.
2018-020- B woman with 2 dogs inscribed”Nellie Poole?/Grenadier Island looking towards Tar and slightly west”, not
2018-020-B Christmas card with envelope showing bride and groom in front of car with paper streamers, signed “Edmund & Florence”
2018-020-B Photo and duplicate of woman, inscribed “Shirley Marie Van Alstine/age fourteen”, not scanned.
2018-020-B unused post card of “Kakabeka Falls, Ontario, Canada”

2018-020-C Maude May family photos in negative form. (scans are converted to positive.)
D-001 young boy on a wharf beside a boat.
D-002 airplane being hoisted by a derrick on Avanti
D-003 as previous
D-004 as previous
D-005 Avanti and tender approaching a wharf
D-006 boy on knees with cat
D-007 house interior, boy with a washtub
D-008 House interior, boy and cat
D-009 airplane at wharf, owner and little boy (Joe Guild?)
D-010 man pumping water out of the pontoons of airplane
D-011 as in 002
D-012 as in 002
C-013 bad exposure
C-014 Joe Guild and cat under the table
C-015 silly costume show
C-016 as previous
C-017 as previous
C-018 silly costume show group photo
C-019 house interior Joe Guild and stuffed animals
C-020 silly costume show
C-021 as previous
C-022 as previous
C-023 as previous
C-024 interior, cat under the table
C-025 people around a table set for a birthday party
C-026 as previous
C-027 somebody’s grandmother in a rocking chair at birthday party
C-028 grandmother as previous, blowing out candle on birthday cake
C-029 birthday party table setting
C-030 as previous
C-031 Joe Guild with cat
C-032 house interior, David May opening a gift, with Joe Guild
C-033 house interior, family birthday party
C-034 Joe Guild kissing grampa
C-035 grandmother as in #027, with children including Joe Guild
C-036 cats under a table
C-037 as previous
C-038 kittens in a box
C-039 boy in a crib with kittens
C-040 2 kittens in a basket
C-041 cats in a rocking chair and 2 little boys
C-042 cats on a rocking chair
C-043 Joe Guild with cats in a wagon
C-044 as in #042
C-045 kids sledding downhill.
C-046 as previous
C-047 Joe Guild with cats
C-048 dog pulling boy on a sled on the river ice, mother beside
C-049 as previous
C-050 as previous
C-051 boy on a bed with cats
C-052 interior, Joe Guild with toy wheel barrow
C-053 as in #048
C-054 as previous
C-055 group of kids on the river ice with dog and sled
C-056 Joe Guild on a bed with cat
C-057 as previous
C-058 interior, man carrying a big birthday cake
C-059 birthday party as previous
C-060 as previous
C-061 Joe Guild with birthday gifts
C-062 as previous
C-063 JG on sofa with cat
C-064 raccoon cowering in the corner of a shed
C-065 JG with cat
C-066 as in #063
C-067 double exposure JG a a table/tractor and crane
C-068 crane on tracks, yarding logs
C-069 interior, elder group on sofa
C-070 previous group, standing
C-071 church interior, family and minister at a baptism font
C-072 as previous
C-073 ’56 Ford pickup truck
C-074 as previous
C-075 4 ladies beside a VW beetle, winter
C-076 as previous
C-077 as previous
C-078 as previous
C-079 kids and dog with a soapbox car
C-080 as previous
C-081 2 kids by a car (scanned in reverse)
C-082 family group of 7
C-083 as previous plus Joe Guild
C-084 as previous
C-085 as in #079
C-086 as previous
C-087 as in #081
C-088 view of the river
C-089 large family group with dog, interior
C-090 JG in rocking chair
C-091 JG with white lamb, interior
C-092 cat
D-093 engine and controls in Avanti
D-094 as previous
C-095 cat
C-096 JG with cat and lamb
C-097 JG with lamb, interior
C-098 JG with dog and lamb
C-099 as in 097
C-100 as in #093
C-101 JG and lady with cat and dog
C-102 as previous
C-103 person behind high snowbank
C-104 JG in front of snow bank as previous
C-105 JG and other boy with dog, by Christmas tree.
C-106 night photo boy as previous outside in snow storm
C-107 Christmas tree
C-108 Christmas table and tree
C-109 Large family group at table
C-110 as previous
C-111 JG with Christmas tree and presents
C-112 as previous
C-113 Family group
C-114 Car covered in snow
D-115 3 people in a skiff on the river
D-116 1 person in the same skiff.
C-117 family group (damaged)
C-118 people including Joe Guild in front of a big stone fireplace
C-119 JG in a tree, (damaged)
D-120 2 people on a wharf with a skiff tied up (damaged)
C-121 as in #118
D-122 Joe G in the same skiff as in 115
C-123 Joe G on a swing
C-124 as in #119
C-125 family group at table
C-126 as previous
C-127 as previous
C-128 as previous
C-129 couple in wedding attire opening presents (damaged)
D-130 badly damaged sailboat under repair
C-131 tree
C-132 trees (damaged)
C-133 Joe G with dog and Jack-O-lanterns
C-134 no subject (damaged)
C-135 bride and groom as in #129
C-136 bride and groom with wedding cake
C-137 group pf students on a school stage (graduation?)
C-138 JG and teacher? In a classroom
C-139 JG and Mother?
C-140 JG and 2 others, house interior
C-141 JG holding gift, house interior
C-142 JG and elderly woman
C-143 graduation school stage with flowers
C-144 school graduation banquet
C-145 JG and girl at graduation
C-146 JG and 2 others at graduation
C-147 JG and older lady at graduation
C-148 JG sitting under trellis at graduation
C-149 cottage interior with books and mounted owl.
C-150 cottage interior with books and mounted Muskie (damaged)
C-151 4 women at table with cake
C-152 cake “Happy Sixtieth Gramma August Seventy six
C-153 group with cake
C-154 bride, groom, and parents as in #135
C-155 wedding party outside Presbyterian Church, Lansdowne
C-156 bride with parents (damaged)
C-157 bride and groom and parents
C-158 wedding party
C-159 bride and groom
C-160 JG and 2 women in front of a stone fireplace
C-161 bride and groom in reception line
C-162 cottage interior, JG and group with dogs
C-163 – C165 family
D-166 – D-167 Avanti up on dry land
C-168 Family
D-169 – C-171 Avanti up on dry land
C-172 man and woman on horses with Olympic symbol on saddle blankets.
C-173-175 Red ’56 Ford pickup truck
C-176-179 people and sheep
C-180-181 kids with goats
C-182-184 4 people in front of a car
C-185-187 kid with goats
C-188-190 family and house, fish tank
C-191-193 wedding
C-194-197 family, interior
C-198- JG with riding horse as in 172
C-199 red ’56 Ford pickup truck
C-200 ?
C-201 mother holding baby up on a riding horse
C-202 duck in a baby bath
C-203-210 family Christmas
C-211-220 people and horses at a riding event, possibly on the Parkway
C-221-227 family and ducks, damaged negs
C-228 old tools, lamp, cast pots
C-229 chickens
C-230 horse drawn cutter & sleigh
C-231-235 well drilling at new house
C-236-241 people and cars at new house
C-242 People at picnic grounds
C-243-244 JG and baby chicks
C-245 family at table with cake
D-246 2 people on the deck of Avanti
D-247 ?
D-248 engine room of Avanti
D-249 helm of Avanti
D-250-252 interior of Avanti
D-253-254 painting Avanti, at a wharf
D-255 engine room Avanti
D-256 interior Avanti
C-256-264 Winter at new house
C-265-268 Joe Guild & cat
C-269-271 red Datsun pickup beside huge snow banks
C-272- 275 JG & cat
C-276-277 as in 269
C-278-288 JG & family and litter of puppies
C-288-294 JG & others at a zoo
C-295 policeman on a horse
C-296 man in a boat with sturgeon
C-297 river scene overexposed
C-298 flamingoes in a zoo
C-299-301 scenes around new house
C-302-313 family and Christmas
C-314-321 winter scenes at new house
C-322 family picnic in an outdoor shelter
C-323-326 4 men and cars from 1930s
C-327-328 winter scenes at new house
C-329 sundial on a stone pillar near shore
C-330-338 family on island and in skiff
F-339 1950 Plymouth station wagon/school bus and driver
F-340 class including Joe Guild beside a frame school; Grenadier Island?
C-341 woman in an easy chair with baby
C-342 David & Bertha May with one of the daughters and a 1948 Austin car near the houseboat in Gananoque harbor
C-343-346 same baby with family
F-347 interior of small school with pupils; Grenadier Island?
F-348 man in the door of the school
C-349 Maude (May) Guild and baby.
C-350 girl sitting on the floor in painted house
F-351 school bus and driver as in 339
C-352 baby in the kitchen
C-353 woman standing on hassock in painted house.
E-354-E-373 series of excellent photos by Richard Bellfie showing the progress of raising the yacht Morning Star from Gananoque harbour and pumping out the water with a steam engine.

2018-20-D Ships and boats, including May family
D-001-012 negatives of David May and Avanti hoisting a float plane out of the water at a wharf.
D-020 long wooden motorboat passing in a blur
D-028 Lawrence Mallory in a rowboat with huge sturgeon
D-040 mounted photo of a skiff near an island, inscribed “Anglers Hotel in background/ Grenadier”
D-043 professional photo of steamer Rapids Prince shooting the Long Sault Rapids.
D-053 view of an island from the deck of Kingston
D-054 view of tiny island with a large house and lighthouse, from steamer Kingston.
D-056 close up of the name board and painted beaver on the steamer Kingston.
D-057 man fishing on wharf, steamer Kingston approaching.
D-058 same island as 054
D-059 mansion with huge boathouse, from the Kingston.
D-060 Steamer Kingston approaching a wharf.
D-061 closeup of steamer Kingston at a wharf.
D-063 view from a promenade deck aboard Kingston.
D-065 a skiff at the boathouse, Winnekenni.
D-068 view at the bow of steamer Kingston.
D-071 as in 056
D-072 Maude May and her mother in deck chairs on steamer Kingston
D-073 the bow of Kingston backing away from a wharf
D-074 as in 159
D-082 David May in small scow, Victor May in rowboat.
D-093-094 negatives similar to D-246
Neagatives for most from 153 to 182
D-115 three people in a skiff
D-116 one person in same skiff
D-120 two people on a wharf with skiff alongside
D-122 as in D-116
D-126 May’s houseboat and Avanti being towed by Pierce Arrow, from a distance.
D-127 Houseboat and Avanti (no cabin) near an island
D-130 as in D-126
D-132 as in D-126
D-134 Maude or Bernice in a rowboat
D-135 Post card of Rapids Prince in Long Sault Rapids
D-136 Photo Rapids Prince at a wharf
D-138 Maude, Bernice & Victor May in Indian costume paddling a canoe.
D-143 as in D-138
D-149-150 David May on a scow loaded with rocks
D-159 double print, 2views of Houseboat & Pierce Arrow
D-160 as previous
D-162-163 coloured snapshots of 8 people aboard a modern inboard boat named “David-M”.
D-166-170 negatives of Avanti as in D-246
D-180 negative of a sailboat undergoing repairs for bad damage
D-197-199 double prints 2 views of the houseboat being pulled out on an island
D-203-205 Houseboat in Gananoque harbor with Victor May practicing rifle drill.
D-211-217 pictures of a boat being built at Winnekenni
D-218 cabin cruiser pulling away from dock at Winnekenni.
D-219 scow loaded with firewood
D-223 “Wolfe Islander” at a wharf, winter
D-224 6 Canada Steamship Lines freighters in winter quarters at Lasalle Causeway
D-225 4 CSL freighters at Lasalle Causeway
D-226 Rapids Prince at a wharf, probably Kingston
D-227 ship “Grenville” at a wharf
D-228 as in D-138
D-229 CSL freighters and “Rapids Prince” tied up in Kingston.
D-230 Photo of tour boat “Idler” at a wharf, possibly Gananoque adhered to a Christmas card signed by Donald S Knowles, also includes photo of David May and Lillie Alcombrack, and envelope addressed to Maude May at Coxvale, Ont.
D-246-256 negatives and prints of 10 colour snapshots of “Avanti”, including interior and engine room.
D-296 negative of a man in a boat with a huge sturgeon.

  • Series of b&w 9 snapshots of “Avanti” hoisting a sunken pontoon plane at a wharf, not scanned.

2018-020-E Photos of raising the yacht Morning Star in Gananoque harbor
E-354-373 series of excellent photo negatives showing the progress of raising the yacht Morning Star from Gananoque harbour and pumping out the water with a steam engine.
E-152-154 Prints of views similar to negatives above.
E-220-222 Small contact prints of raising the Morning Star, with negatives.

  • 10 full page computer enlargements from scans of negatives E-220-222
  • Article by Art Shaw with six photos telling the story of the raising of Morning Star
  • The same article as it appeared (edited) in the Brockville Recorder and Times, and the Gananoque Reporter
  • A list of sources of online information used in the article.
  • Photocopies of the entries in the diary of Maude May from 1948 relating to the raising of the Morning Star.

2018-020-F Photos at Grenadier Island School.
F-339 negative of 1950 Plymouth station wagon/school bus with driver; Grenadier Is.
F-340 negative of a class beside Grenadier Island School
F-347 negative of interior of Grenadier Island School, with pupils.
F-348 negative of school bus driver in the door of Grenadier Island School
F-351 negative of school bus and driver Grenadier Island
F-161 Tiny contact print of Grenadier Island school from a distance
F-200 Similar to F-161
Negative of Grenadier Island School as in F-161, not scanned

  • 2 small prints of classes in front of Grenadier Island School, inscribed “Oct. 1947 For Maude May/Her first school – on Grenadier Island”, not scanned
  • 5 enlargements of one of the previous class pictures, not scanned.
  • 3x4.5 print of same class photo as previous, not scanned
  • 3x4.5 print of another pose of the same pupils as previous, not scanned.
  • 4x6 print of class at Grenadier Island school not scanned
  • Print of 5 girls beside Grenadier Island School, not scanned, with negative
  • colour photo in winter of Grenadier Island school in disrepair, dated 1977, not scanned.

2018-020-G Unidentified photos over 400 low priority snapshots in both positive and negative format (not scanned or numbered)

2018-020-H Miscellaneous papers

  • Log Book for David May’s boat “Avanti” with specs of the boat, and entries from 1962-63 describing various troubles with the boat, and guest list from wedding of Maude May and Don Guild aboard the boat in 1963.
  • Advertising flyer for the new St. Lawrence Inn, Alexandria Bay NY with picture of the inn and the motor boat “Lollie”, both belonging to Capt. S B Massey.
  • dog license from Gananoque to David May, 1943.
  • dog licenses from Front of Yonge Twp to David May, 1929 and 1932.
  • Registration certificate under National Registration Regulations for Bertha Comstock May, 1940.
  • undated invoice for flowers for Mrs. Comstock from O’Connor’s Greenhouses, Clayton NY.
  • Leaflet “Some facts about the new Canadian flag” from Dominion Regalia Ltd
  • Program for new Flag dedication ceremony from unidentified group.
  • 8 page booklet entitled “Township of Front of Escott Bicentennial”, 1984.
  • Paper blotter advertising Gutta Percha footwear, signed by Bernice May.
  • 7 exam papers written by Bernice May in Grade 8.
  • Menu from the Boathouse Restaurant in Rockport, including “An Ancient History of Rockport” by Effie Jane Poole Slate, 1945
  • newspaper clipping about expansion of St. Lawrence Islands National Park, resolution of FOY Council, and letter to Maude Guild from Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs on the subject.
  • Photocopy of an article about the necessity of enlarging St. Lawrence Islands National park from Nature Canada Magazine, 1976.
  • Poster advertising the visit of the Hudson’s Bay ship Nonsuch to Gananoque, undated.
  • “Old Indian remedy for respiratory afflictions” recipe involving boiled porcupine quills to cure asthma and hay fever

2018-020-I Album and diaries of Maude May
I-001 Photo album containing craft items and photos of Maude May between 1932 and 1940. Includes a post card of Winnekenni Island.
I-002 Diary of Maude May 1943 to 1947
I-003 Diary of Maude May 1948, includes raising of Morning Star from Nov 19 to 30.

2018-020-J Books (in separate box)
J-001 Book “Lyn 1784-1984” by Mary Robb.
J-002 Book “Ontario Writing Courses, Book II, Forms III, IV” signed by Victor May..
J-003 Book “Little Folks in Feathers and Fur” by Olive Thorne Miller, 1889, inscribed “Grenadier Island School Library”
J-004 Book “The Picturesque St. Lawrence” by Clifton Johnson, 1910, signed by James R Nichols.
J-005 Book “All-Round Route and Panoramic Guide of the St. Lawrence”, International Railway Publishing Co. 1897. (Covers missing)

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  • Coroplast box: E0133, E0134, E0135, E0136