As early as 1804, the harbour in Oshawa, then simply a natural bay, was described as having water deep enough to carry large-sized vessels. Lumber was floated in rafts down Oshawa Creek to the Bay and loaded on vessels board for the U.S. It was about 1840 when Oshawa harbour started to be developed by Thomas Henry. The Henry House is now the home of Oshawa Community Museum and fittingly a new exhibit opens on May 18 exploring the ships of Oshawa and the men that sailed them.
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