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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 wearing UELAC gear 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, send your photo to Doug Grant Loyalisst 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.

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

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

Marge's, Not Moe's

Where are Peter Johnson and Doug Knutson (dressed as Capt. John W. Meyers, UE)?

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Answer:   [ On 12 July 2017, in Belleville ON a plaque about Mrs. Simpson's early tavern was unveiled. The occasion also commemorated the 200th anniversary of the adoption of the name "Belleville" (previously Meyer's Creek) for this settlement. Doug Knutson was dressed as Capt. John W. Meyers UE, after whom the village had been named. Peter Johnson UE (President of the Bay of Quinte Branch UELAC) displays the new ruggedized UEL t-shirt. The Hastings County Historical Society was responsible for this event. (People photo courtesy of Windswept Productions; Plaque photo by Peter Johnson.) ]

Saint Thomas the Tank Engine

Where is Jean Rae Baxter, member of Kingston, Hamilton and Bicentennial Branches?

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Answer:   [ One of the bus tours at the June 2017 UELAC Conference in London was to St. Thomas to visit historic sites. One of these was the Elgin County Railway Museum, housed in locomotive shops that serviced the Canada Southern Railway which ran from New York to Chicago. Jean looks ready to go on another rail trip. (Photo submitted by Linda Drake of Vancouver Branch.) ]

Fine, Feathered Friends

Where is Vancouver Branch member Carl Stymiest?

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Answer:   [ Carl is at Fort George near Niagara-on-the-Lake attending Re-enactment of the anniversary of the Battle of Fort George during the War of 1812. In this photo he is visiting the Six Nations encampment. ]

Santa's Summer Home

Where is Gov. Simcoe Branch member Nancy Conn?

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Answer:   [ The Nicolaïkerk in Utrecht, Netherlands was built in the 12th century as a parish church dedicated to St Nicholas. In 1556 and 1579, the church was damaged during the Iconoclastic Fury and fell into Protestant hands, and the layout was changed significantly as a result. Nancy's ancestor Elsken Hendricks was buried here in 1663. ]

Worth Its Plate In Gold

Where are Hamilton Branch members Fred Hayward, UE, and Pat Blackburn, UE?

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Answer:   [ Fred and Pat are not lost in the mists of time, but are in the photographer's studio in the Spectator (newspaper) building in Hamilton. They were being photographed to add some colour to an article by Jeff Mahoney (“United Empire Loyalists Of All Stripes: The spine of a nation”.)  A prop was suggested, so Fred brought his antique UEL Plate that was initially developed by Wedgewood for Stanley Mills of Hamilton. Read more details about this and other Loyalist Commemorative plates. ]

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