Grand Despatch

The Grand Recorder  (formerly The Grand Despatch) is the newsletter of the Port Maitland “On the Grand” Historical Association (PMHA)

“A brief social history of Port Maitland Ontario, and the surrounding area”

Free to PMHA members,   $2.00 per printed copy

 Note: these files are in PDF format. Adobe Reader is required.

The Grand Recorder
2020
Vol 1 Number 1 Spring 2020 – The Grand Recorder Goes Digital 

The Grand Despatch
2019
Vol 7-A Number 4 Fall 2019 – DESPATCH goes DIGITAL
Vol 7-A Number 3 Summer 2019 – PMHA taking Grand Despatch Digital 
Vol 7-A Number 2 Spring 2019 – Obituaries From Our Past
Vol 7-A Number 1 Winter 2019 – Sir John Coape Sherbrooke

2018
Vol 6-A Number 4 Fall 2018 – I saved Abe Lincoln
Vol 6-A Number 3 Summer 2018 – Sinking of Troupe Commerce 1850 
Vol 6-A Number 2 Spring 2018 – Sir Frederick Haldimand 
Vol 6-A Number 1 Winter 2018 – Mostly Mohawk Island

2017
Vol 5-A Number 4 Fall 2017 – Ten Years of the Grand Dispatch Completed! 
Vol 5-A Number 3 Summer 2017 – From Very Real Fish Story to Reality!
Vol 5-A Number 2 Spring 2017 – Carp – Who needs them?
Vol 5-A Number 1 Winter 2017  – Royalty; Maybe – Maybe Not!

2016
Vol 4-A Number 4 – Fall 2016 – From Ferry Service to Louis Riel!
Vol 4-A Number 3 – Summer 2016 – Scatterings of History and some Story Telling! 
Vol 4-A Number 2 – Spring 2016 – Artists Preserve Our History!
Vol 4-A Number 1 – Winter 2016  – Getting Ownership and Stories of Erosion Straight! – Not in this Issue!

2015
Vol 3-A Number 4 – Fall 2015  – Port Maitland Cairn Dedicated August 29, 2015
Vol 3-A Number 3 – Summer 2015 – The Excitement grows as does the Cairn at Port Maitland!
Vol 3-A Number 2 – Spring 2015 – More Walking Down Memory Lane – Camp Kvutza 
Vol 3-A Number 1 – Winter 2015 – Memories of Port Maitland and Mount Carmel

2014
Vol 2-A Number 4 – Special Nov 2014 – Commemorative Cairn at Port Maitland
Vol 2-A Number 4 – Fall 2014 – Lower Grand River Land Trust and Ruthven’s Approach to Conservation
Vol 2-A Number 3 – Summer 2014 – William Dickson acquires Sherbooke Township!
Vol 2-A Number 2 – Spring 2014 – Connections and Even More Connections
Vol 2-A Number 1 – Winter 2014 – Port Maitland; Name & Founding Still in the Dark

2013
Vol 1-A Number 4 – Fall 2013 – New Grand Dispatch Complete Year
Vol 1-A Number 3 – Summer 2013 – Disappointing Result at Lock
Vol 1-A Number 2 – Spring 2013 – Bicentennial Year for Port Maitland
Vol 1-A Number 1 – Winter 2013 – Despatch Comes Back to Life

2003 through 2012 no issues published

2002
Vol 5 Number 4 – The Grand Dispatch is Taking a Sabbatical
Vol 5 Number 3 – Memories of Visitors Past
Vol 5 Number 2 – Our Piers Have Been Reconstructed Numerous Times
Vol 5 Number 1 – Spiders Catching Fish and Dad Catches Me

2001
Vol 4 Number 4 – Mohawk Island Lighthouse
Vol 4 Number 3 – When Mom Left Home
Vol 4 Number 2 – Building of the Feeder Canal
Vol 4 Number 1 – A Labour of Love

2000
Vol 3 Number 4 – Beckley Beach Corporation
Vol 3 Number 3 – Naval Depot at Mouth of the Grand
Vol 3 Number 2 – Siddall Family and Their Tugs
Vol 3 Number 1 – Sacred Heart Chapel

1999
Vol 2 Number 4 – Rum Running
Vol 2 Number 3 – Camp Teetonkah
Vol 2 Number 2 – Those Sports
Vol 2 Number 1 – Hurricane Hazel

1998
Vol 1 Number 4 – Fair View Hill
Vol 1 Number 3 – Postcards
Vol 1 Number 2 – Association Formed
Vol 1 Number 1 – Maitland One