46ONTARIO'S GLASS COMPANY

This decision helped to save Wallaceburg’s status as an industrial town. Up until this time, Wallaceburg depended on the lumber trade, but it was starting to die down. The town needed a new source of income, a new place for its citizens to work.

This is Richard Witt.  He came to Wallaceburg in 1899, and he made the glass pitcher pictured above.  Courtesy of Wallaceburg and District Museum
This is Richard Witt. He came to Wallaceburg in 1899, and he made the glass pitcher pictured above. Courtesy of Wallaceburg and District Museum
Interestingly, the sand that Taylor saw along the banks of the lake turned out to be useless for glass production! It was Wallaceburg’s location – on the Sydenham river, Lake St. Clair, and the railroad, that made the glass factory possible.

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