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Henry Wolsey Bayfield 1795-1885

A naval officer and self-taught nautical surveyor, Bayfield was stationed in Upper Canada in 1816. By the time he retired 40 years later, he had completed surveys of Lakes Erie, Huron, and Superior. Using Penetanguishene as his headquarters, he also charted the coasts of Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, and the shore of the lower St. Lawrence.

Location

In Bayfield Park, Penetanguishene

Region: Central Ontario

County/District: County of Simcoe

Municipality: Town of Penetanguishene

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