Friday, October 10, 2014
Along the Twelve
Just as the mighty Niagara River flows into Lake Ontario so do a number of creeks that are found along the south-western shores of the lake. The early settlers named them according to the number of miles they were from the river.
The community that eventually grew into present day St. Catharines, Ontario was on Twelve Mile Creek and was sometimes simply referred to as "The Twelve".
You can see Twelve Mile Creek in the centre of the picture. Parts of it were incorporated into the first three Welland Canals. Lake Ontario is in the upper right. Along the bottom are the colours of the abundant harvest that comes from our rich farmland. The urban areas along The Twelve are represented by the houses at the top.
The 406 Highway that runs through the peninsula and joins up with the Queen Elizabeth Highway - Niagara's link with Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal and New York runs parallel to the waterway in the picture.
This is where I live. It's home.