1_985 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on February 10, 1948, page eight.
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Photographs of employees of the St. Thomas Airport and the Elgin Airlines Limited with visitors from the Piper Cub, Hamilton.
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal: "Pay Visit to Elgin Airlines Airport Here: Interesting visitors to the Elgin Airlines Monday afternoon are seen above with officials of the Elgin Airlines at the St. Thomas Airport, Yarmouth Centre. Left to right: Pat Lawlor, of Piper Cub, Hamilton; G. A. Hutchinson, president Elgin Airlines Limited; Miss Dorothy Jones, of Piper Cub, Hamilton; Captain C. A. Rotherham, D.S.O., C.B.E., Naval Staff Headquarters, R.C.N., London, England; E. F. S. Sanders, secretary, Elgin Airlines Limited; Russ Gibson, president, Piper Cub, Hamilton, and Milt McDougal, manager of St. Thomas Airport."
2_1009 published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on March 22, 1947, page nine.
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Photograph of the Officers Mess building at the Yarmouth Centre Airport, New Sarum, which was sold by the War Assests Corporation to St. Thomas to be used as a convalescent hospital.
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal: 'Airport Building to Become St. Thomas Convalescent Hospital: When civic and hospital officials here began dickering for a building at the Yarmouth Centre Airport which might be purchased from War Assets Corporation and converted into a convalescent hospital, they favored a two-story H-shaped building completed just as the war came to an end in the summer fo 1945. War Assts Corp. said they could have it.
But officials of the hospitals devision of the Ontario Department of Health preferred a one-storey building three of four years older which has served as the student and staff officers' quarters.
Fortunately, War Assets Corp. said they would sell it in place of the other two-story building, and the deal is now being put through.
The Department of Health, in addition to preferring the onestory building, which is pictured above showing the south front facing on the airport, recommended that the building should be purchased together with its present site, which is only about three and a half miles east of the city. Negotiations toward this end are also under way.
Mayor Bruce Caldwell, who is pressing the deal to early completion, hopes to see the building converted inside three months and to have it in use by 25 to 30 convalescent and chronic cases from the Memorial Hospital, whose removal from there would materially relieve the congestion which has existed there for many months."
1_1502 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on March 22, 1948, page nine.
1_1502 published to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on February 17, 2023.
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Photographs of an overturned plane at the St. Thomas Airport. The exterior of the airport is also shown.
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal: "Windstorm Wrecks St. Thomas Plane on the Ground."
1_1502: "The tail end of the tornado that swept the United States and Windsor last Friday and then lost its stregnth over Southwestern Ontario, had sufficient kick left when it hit the Municipal Airport at Yarmouth Centre to make a wreck of a Cornell plane belonging to Pettus and Maynes, St. Thomas business men, that was moored off a runway. A heavy gust of wind, Friday night, broke the moorings on the side of the plane and another gust caused the plane to turn turtle, damaging the fuselage. Fortunately the engine and wings were not damaged. The plane will be used to supply spare parts in the reconditioning of other planes. John Pettus, one of the owners of the plane, is shown on top of the overturned machine, inspecting the damage."
Various photographs of St. Thomas taken for E. P. Day. Photographs include aerial views of the St. Thomas Airport as well as street views of St. Thomas. Consctruction scenes, as well as a photographs of Myrtle Street Public School and St. Thomas Collegiate Institute, are also included.