The Church, Lost Villages, Cornwall, Ontario

Mike Oxley

Cornwall Ontario, Canada

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A very quaint little church, still used for the odd special occasion.
A little more information on how the church came to be here (from the Lost Villages website):
Although Ontario Hydro’s first offer was on a “take it or leave it” basis, late in 1954 they came up with a new plan, offering to relocate as many houses as could feasibly be moved. As always, there was a catch. Homeowners would have to negotiate their property valued on a one-to-one basis with Ontario Hydro. Some came out ahead and others felt they had been taken. Nevertheless, 152 homes in the village of Iroquois were saved and relocated to a new Iroquois village about 2 km north on higher ground. The destroyed section of Morrisburg was replaced by a new development on the north side of the village. All told, relocation affected 6,500 people, 550 homes, 225 farms, 17 churches and 18 cemeteries, which included re-interring more than 2,000 bodies. Those buildings that couldn’t be moved were demolished.

Sony Alpha 700, Sigma 28 to 300 at 100mm. Circular polariser.
iso 100, Aperture priority, F11, 1/250 sec exposure, spot metered.

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