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HHS Monthly Meeting 19:30 - Monday, October 10th. 2016

Martin Hofton, long-time resident of Hudson and amateur historian, who has spoken at previous events (e.g. The Dragon Explosion, Hudson Hosiery, Pine Lake history), will recount the tragic sinking of the SS Atlantic near Halifax in 1873.


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HHS Monthly Meeting 19:30 - Monday, Nov. 10 2014

Hudson resident and long-time aviation enthusiast, Marc Roegiers, will be our guest speaker. His topic will be “The History of the RCAF 425 (Allouette) Squadron and its link to Hudson”.  Formed in 1942 and now based out of Bagotville, Québec, “Les Allouettes” was the first French Canadian aviation squadron; celebrated by its motto “Je te plumerai”.


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Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre Annual Fund Raiser at The Village Theatre Sun 16 Nov. 2014 @ 18:00

The Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre will be holding its annual fund raising Wine and Cheese with a showing of the movie The Dam Busters - for details click 'read more'.


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Golf Course Designer Graham Cooke Speaks at the February 13 Meeting of the Hudson Historical Society


Date and Time: Monday February 13, 7:30 P.M.


Place: St. James Church Hall, 642 Main Road Hudson


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Hudson-Oka Ferry. 100th Anniversary commemeration.

Claude Léger
$15.00 Available in French and English *Aug 2016

A history of the ferry service across Lake of two Mountains between Como and Oka.


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April 2009 meeting. The History of the Como-Oka Ferry by owner Claude Desjardins.

 The Como-Oka FerryThe Como-Oka Ferry

Hudson Historical Society Marks 100 Years of Ferry Service to Oka - Martin Smith writes:

One of the favourite tourist features of Hudson is the Oka Ferry. As I mow my lawn on Saturday mornings, I am regularly asked by passersby where the ferry is located (along with requests for directions to Finnigans, and the Willow Inn). Over the years, the unique tug and barge system kept us fascinated, and in awe of the skill of the crews to perform the docking procedure (you know what I mean)!

I have been a regular user of this service since university days. My first experience was as part of a car rally, but have since regularly used it while cycling. The ferry also gives me a practical short cut when driving to visit my parents in the Lanaudiere. I am a regular.

This year marks 100 years of operation of this service. On Monday April 13th, Claude Desjardins will share stories and photos from over the years. From its humble beginnings to today's modern and unobtrusive self-propelled units, the story of le Traversier Oka should be one to enjoy. The presentation will be bilingual, and Claude will answer questions in either language.

Please join us at St. James Church Hall at 7:30 PM on Monday April 13th to enjoy this visit with our past, and perhaps our future.

Martin Smith


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Hudson Station 1910

Hudson Station 1910

 

Hudson Train Station, 1910. From a postcard.


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Locomotives at Hudson

Locomotives at Hudson

 

STEAM AND DIESEL TRAIN


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CP Rail Locomotive

CP Rail Locomotive

 

 


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Rencontres sur la rivière des Outaouais

Les relations entre Amérindiens et Européens, aux XVIIe et XIXe siècles

par MARC RIOPEL

La rivière des Outaouais est au coeur de l’histoire que nous allons vous raconter au fil de ce texte. Formée à la suite du retrait du glacier sur le territoire du nord-est de l’Amérique du Nord, il y a environ 12 000 ans, la rivière des Outaouais s’impose rapidement comme voie de communication centrale qui permet l’accès à l’ensemble du Canada. Ainsi, en suivant son cours, le canotier peut atteindre l’intérieur du territoire du Québec par le biais de ses tributaires, se rendre vers la baie d’Hudson ou encore poursuivre sa route vers les Grands Lacs et l’Ouest du Canada. Les Amérindiens ont rapidement découvert son potentiel et en ont fait un réseau de communication et d’échanges réunissant les tribus amérindiennes de l’ensemble du continent. Cela s’est mis en place, il y a environ 5 000 ans. C’est d’ailleurs ce réseau de communication qui permet la rencontre des Européens et des Amérindiens, au début du XVIIe siècle, objet central de cette histoire.

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