On June 10,11 and 12 the GunBoat Weekend will celebrate the military history of Bath and area and the connection to Lake Ontario. We also celebrate the commercial and recreational use of the water with the theme of the 2016 Bath Canada Day Parade – The Historic Shores of Bath.
Fishing in Bath
The first settlers fished the Bay of Quinte to feed their families. Any surplus would be sold or bartered for food or work. As the town grew, so did the fishing industry. People worked as fishermen, deckhands, boat builders, merchants and shippers.
There was a fish factory at the foot of Factory Lane -no longer there – where fish were weighed, sold, and shipped. Even today there are commercial fishermen on the water near Bath.
The Bath Museum has a number of artifacts from the fishing industry in Bath. Drop by to find out more and while you are there, visit the General Store display, check out the Bath Canada Day Button display and items of everyday life from the past.
The Museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from the Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving. It is open on Canada Day from 10-1 and 2-4. On July 1st there is no admission charge.