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One of the more interesting events in Canada Week – at least for me – was Ore Car Day.  That’s where the Cobourg Museum Foundation showcased one of their major achievements - but few showed up.  Maybe Cobourg people are not interested in their history.  The Cobourg Museum Foundation operates the Sifton Cook Centre which is the closest we have to a full fledged multi-subject museum.  Over the past several years, they have restored a railway car that carried ore down to Cobourg’s waterfront and put it on display close to where it once loaded ships in Cobourg’s harbour.  Today they had a smaller model on display as well as very small models that could be assembled by the public (see photos below).

Crossen Ore CarThe event was strongly supported by the Town who supplied several tents and organized the space for them on the Esplanade. 

There was entertainment too.

At right is the ore car being built in 2015.

A related activity was the Time Capsule which will be filled with items supplied by the public then sealed at an event in September.  It will then be opened in 2067 – Canada’s 200th birthday.  So far there are 27 items.

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