My favourite place on Lake Huron? SOUTHAMPTON- Oldest port on the Bruce Peninsula.
This photograph was taken at the Southampton Harbour (where the Saugeen River enters Lake Huron). French fur traders are believed to have run a trading post as early as 1812 at the mouth of the river.
Southampton's two founding fathers, Captains John Spence and William Kennedy, arrived in 1848 to build a log house in the settlement known as Saugeen and try out a career as commercial fishermen. Saugeen became the village of Southampton in 1858.
1904 marked the incorporation of Southamptonas a town. Summer visitors had already discovered its seasonal charms, arriving by train at the Southampton station for a summer at the cottage. Many of the older family cottages, with their shaded front porches and traditional architecture, still dot the sandy shoreline, quiet and unspoiled and stretching for kilometers along the water.