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Where in the World is UELAC?

“Where in the World is UELAC?” Where in the world are YOU?? With your help, we hope to find out! Take a travel photo of yourself - it would be great if you were wearing UELAC gear, but not mandatory - and we'll feature it online and in an upcoming issue of Loyalist Trails.

First, put yourself in the picture with UELAC Promotional gear. Then, provide a short description of your surroundings - something historical is great, again not obligatory - and send your photo and description to Doug Grant Loyalist.Trails@uelac.org and we'll add you to our UELAC sightings gallery below.

In the meantime, browse our recent submissions below and see if you recognize the people, the places, or both. Click any photo for a larger resolution. Mouse and click the space between the square brackets to reveal the description.

The archive of older entries has more. For earlier entries, browse by year: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Highlight the space below the photo to reveal the answer if you're stumped!

Try the Tri-Tricolor!

Where are James Adair (Assiniboine Branch) and Jean Rae Baxter (Kingston Branch)?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ During the reception before the gala banquet at the UELAC conference in Gatineau-Ottawa, attendees were photographed – especially those in period clothing. James proudly wears the Loyalist ribbon on his right chest. He has engraved the name of a Loyalist ancestor on each bar; hence three ribbons. The ribbons and bars are available from the UELAC Promotions Committee. ]

Hot-Button Topic

Where is Gov. Simcoe Branch member Robert Heath, UE, with his daughter Victoria Heath, UE?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ At most celebrations of Canada Day and of Simcoe Day (the August “Civic Holiday” in Ontario), the Gov. Simcoe Branch participates with a booth at Fort York. The historical setting brings numerous local residents and many international visitors, who seem even more eager to learn about our history. One of the hits on Canada Day at this exhibit was a button-making machine, with which Victoria helped guests make buttons to attach to their clothing. ]

Not Where (Or When), But Who?

This time around, we aren't asking where the photo was taken, but who is in it? If you know, please email Stephen and copy Doug Grant.

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Submitted by Stephen Davidson, these four pictures were taken by Jean Carson at the foot of King Street, near Market Slip, in late July and early August of 1971 – the occasion of the first Loyalist Day event in Saint John, New Brunswick. But who are the costumed re-enactors? If you know, please click here to email stephendavids@gmail.com and copy loyalist.trails@uelac.org on your message. ]

You Can Take It To The Bank (Wet)

Where are David Kanowakeron Hill Morrison, of Grand River Branch and Bridge Annex, and David Ellsworth, of Col. John Butler Branch?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Attendees at the annual UELAC conference are encouraged to wear their period clothing during the events, especially at the gala banquet. From this year's Gatineau-Ottawa main dinner, the two Davids represented their Loyalist ancestral roots. David Kanowakeron Hill Morrison is one of several Loyalists who have proved their descent from Chief Joseph (Thayendanegea) Brant. David Ellsworth is descended from Francis Ellsworth (Elsworth), of Butler's Rangers. ]

A Heaven Of An Ending

Where are (L-R) Ruth Nicholson, of Hamilton Branch; Jean Rae Baxter, of Kingston Branch; and Louise Ferriss, of Bicentennial Branch?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ UELAC conferences typically conclude with a church service. The 2019 event hosted by Sir Guy Carleton Branch in Ottawa-Gatineau wrapped up at Christ Church Aylmer. The Church is Aylmer's oldest original church building. The church's foundation stone was laid in 1843. The first white settlers to the area arrived in the winter of 1800. Led by Philemon Wright, some three dozen settlers left their homes in Woburn, Massachusetts, by sleigh in February 1800 to take up land granted them by the Crown. One writer indicates that they were Loyal Americans (Loyalists). In fact, Philemon himself was a Patriot soldier, rising to the rank of Sergeant during the Revolutionary War. Perhaps the most striking feature of the church is that its interior pews and columnar support are all built from local white pine – trees that Philemon Wright and his company harvested and that made the area famous. ]

Previous Submissions: Archive

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