Roots in Port Credit

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On the East bank of the Missinihe,

You may find a place that is calm,

A “trusting river” that rushes into a vast blue lake.


Travellers from a far

Relied on a lighthouse for safe harbour.

A place to trade.

A place to settle.

A place to put down roots.


The ones caught in the cross-fire,

The souls of the land were


They embarked on long journeys.

They eventually found new roots.


The Stonehookers hauled shale and building stone,

Found at the bottom of the blue lake.

Houses were constructed.

Industry thrived.

A Port Credit community

Rooted itself in history.


Poem and Images by Ann Ivy Male.

A poem inspired by the history of Port Credit


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