The Grand River Navigation Company Swindle

This story is about a scandal. By the time the digging stops on the Grand River Navigation System, colonials will have, once again, robbed and left destitute their invaluable Indigenous allies, who have already lost everything on account of Great Britain.¬†¬† Upper Canada’s William Hamilton Merritt and David Thompson 1 are entrepreneurs and visionaries and… Read more …

Ruthven Park, Cayuga, Ontario

The lie Ruthven Park tells, through omission, is one with both a long nose and short legs. David Thompson 1 [not the map-maker] was not a law-abiding person nor an honourable businessman. A fascinating character, he was nonetheless¬†a schemer and a fraudster. The historic site’s failure to mention David Thompson’s unlawful activities is unfair to… Read more …