IMG 1942Co-operative Fish Processing Station. Photo submitted


With our local Métis celebrating 200 years here at the mouth of the Saugeen River, attention is on the history of the activity around the Great Lakes. Southampton was a trading post for the Hudson Bay Co. and later fishing became a means of survival for the Métis people.

A co-op fish processing station, a drying reel, two ice chippers, tools of winter time ice gathering, even boat building and net storage sheds that are now homes are part of our storied history and should be preserved.

Gordon Boyd,

ice chippersTwo ice chippers on Saugeen Street. Photo submitted

IMG 1881The fishermen’s gill net markers. Photo submitted

IMG 1375Drying reel. Photo submitted