|Description: A tapering cylindrical metal horn with a reversed hour glass shape mouthpiece. There is beading on the widest end and two grooves. There is a bump along the joint. There is silver grey sodering around the mouthpiece. |
This tin horn or manual fog horn is believed to be used as a signalling horn used by local boatmen and sailors. It would have been used when visual markers such as lighthouses were obscured.
In Toronto Township the Credit River was a well used route for European traders as well as the local native Mississaugans that lived on it's banks. As early as the 18th century a trading post was established in the area of Port Credit, where the mouth of the Credit River is located.
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