Sunday, November 23, 2008

Star crossed

If you live in southwestern Ontario, keep an eye on your Windsor Star this week, as local writer Marty Gervais's column, entitled "Our Town," will be featuring Lake Erie Stories, how it came to be, and, I assume, some of the local flavour contained within its pages.

Marty is an established local-history author who has written, among other things, a marvellous book called The Rumrunners, about the colourful Windsor and Essex County personalities who were involved in the illegal booze trade during Prohibition. You can learn more about it here.

As soon as the article appears, I'll link it off this blog. Stay tuned.

Unrelatedly, I took a drive down old Highway #3 this weekend to Point Pelee (I've written of my love for this intriguing stretch of Ontario highway before. Click here for that). It looks like the Port Crewe-area wind farm is fully up and running. The contrast between these massive, futuristic-looking turbines and the old farms that surround them couldn't be more powerful.

It's awfully hard to keep your eyes on the road and not get sucked in by their mesmerizing rhythm.

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