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WILD BIGHT, a fishing settlement on Little Bay Island, Nfld., off the entrance to Hall's Bay. Pop. 20.

WILD COVE, a fishing settlement on Fogo Island, Nfld 8 miles from Fogo. Pop. 40.

WILKESPORT, a post village in Lambton co., Ont., on a branch of the River Sydenham, 8 miles from Sombra, 29 miles from Sarnia. It has 3 stores, 2 telegraph offices, and a carding mill. Pop. 50.

WILKIE'S CORNER, a village in Elgin co., Ont , 8 miles St. Thomas. It has a saw mill and 2 stores. Pop. 60.

WILLETSHOLME, a post village in Frontenac co., Ont., 14 miles from Gananoque. Pop. 100.

WILLIAM HENRY, Richelieu co., Que. See Sorel.

WILLIAMS, a post office in Middlesex co., Ont., 25 miles from London.

WILLIAMSBURG, a village in Waterloo co., Ont., 4 miles from Berlin. Pop. 100,

WILLIAMSBURG, Durham co. Ont. See Cartwright.

WILLIAMSBURG, Halton co., Ont. See Glen William.

WILLIAMSDALE, a lost village in Cumberland co., N.B., 9 miles from Thomson. It contains several stores. Pop. 100.

WILLIAMSFORD, Grey co., Ont. See Sullivan.

WILLIAMSON, Ontario co., Ont. See Foley.

WILLIAMSTOWN, a post office in Carleton co., N.B., 7 miles from Florenceville.

WILLIAMSTOWN, a settlement in Northumberland co., N.B., 8 miles from Newcastle. Pop. 150.

WILLIAMSTOWN, a thriving post village in Glengarry co., Out., on Riviere aux Raisins, 5 miles from Riviere Raisin. It contains several churches, stores, hotels, and mills. Pop. 450.

WILLIAMSVILLE, a village of Ontario, co. of Haldimand, 35 miles S. of Hamilton. Pop. 100.

WILLISCROFT, a post office in Bruce co. Ont , 8½ miles from Paisley.

WILLOWDALE, a post village in York co., Ont., 5 miles from Thornhill. Pop. 160.

WILLOW GROVE, a post village in Haldimand co., Ont., 4 miles from Caledonia. Pop. 80.

WILLOW GROVE, a post village in St. John co., N.B., on Negro Lake, 13 miles from St. John. It has a cotton factory. Pop. 100.

WILMOT, or FARMINGTON, a post village of Nova Scotia, co. of Annapolis, in the beautiful and fertile valley of the Annapolis, on the right bank of the river, about 40 miles from its entrance into Annapolis Bay, and on the W. & A. R., 98 miles N.W. of Halifax. It contains several stores and mills, and some excellent mineral springs. Pop. 200.

WILMUR, a post village in Addington co., Ont., 24 miles from Kingston. It contains 4 saw mills, and in the vicinity are extensive lead mines. Pop. 300.

WILSON'S BEACH, a post village in Charlotte co., N.B., on the E. end of Campobello island, at the entrance to the Bay of Fundy, 3 miles from Eastport, Me. Inhabitants are chiefly engaged in the fisheries. Pop. 500.

WILTON, a post village in Lennox co., Ont., on Big Creek, 4 miles from Odessa, 16 miles from Kingston. It contains several stores and mills. Pop. 200.

WILTON GROVE, a settlement on Trinity Bay, Nfld., 20 miles from New Bonaventure. An excellent slate quarry is worked here.

WIMBLEDON, a post office in Essex co., Ont., 6 miles from Windsor.

WINCHELSEA or ELIMVILLE, a post village in Huron co., Out., 8 miles . from Granton. Pop. 70.

WINCHESTER or CHESTERVILLE, a flourishing post village in Dundas co., Ont., on the River Nation, 19 miles from Morrisburg. It contains a tannery, carding mill, grist and saw mill, about 12 stores, and a telegraph office. Pop. 400.

WINCHESTER SPRINGS, a post villa Fe in Dundas co., Ont., 12 miles from Morrisburg. It contains a telegraph office, a good hotel, and excellent mineral springs, and is a favorite resort of health seekers during summer mouths. Pop. 100.

WINDERMERE, a post village in Victoria co., Ont., 26 miles from Bracebridge. It contains a store, a tannery, and several mills. Pop. 60.

WINDHAM CENTRE, a post village in Norfolk co., Ont., on the C. S. R., 10 miles from Simcoe. It contains 2 stores and a saw mill. Pop. 100.

WINDHAM HILL, a pest office in Cumberland co., N.S., 7 miles. from River Philip.

WINDSOR, an incorporated town and port of entry of Ontario, co. of Essex, on the Detroit river, opposite Detroit, and at the W. terminus of the G. W. R., 110 miles from London, 223 miles from Toronto. It contains churches of 4 denominations, 2 branch banks, a high school, a convent, agencies of 2 telegraph and several assurance and insurance companies, 2 printing offices issuing daily and weekly newspapers, breweries and distilleries, and manufactories of tobacco, brooms, leather, wooden ware, wine, soap and candles, hoots and shoes, carriages, &c.; also several hotels and a number of stores. A tunnel under the. River Detroit is in course of construction, between Windsor and Detroit, for the Great Western Railway. Total value of imports for 1872, $674,887; exports $371,857. Pop. 4,253.

WINDSOR, a post settlement in Carleton co., N.B., 23i miles from Woodstock. Pop. 200.

WINDSOR, a seaport town of Nova Scotia, capital of the co. of Hants, on an arm of Minas Basin, which sets up far into the interior of the province, and on the W. k A. R., 45 miles N.W. of Halifax, 84 miles front Annapolis. It is the seat of King's College, the principal educational institution in Nova Scotia, and is a place of commercial importance in consequence of the extensive mines of limestone, gypsum and other valuable minerals abounding in its vicinity. The town contains 6 churches, 2 Episcopal, 1 Malmo Catholic, 1 Wesleyan,1 Presbyterian and 1 Baptist, 1 branch bank, an iron foundry, several mills and factories, a printing office issuing a weekly newspaper, a telegraph office, and a number of stores. The streets of Windsor are lighted with gas. It is a port of entry. The total number of arrivals for 1872 was 313 (tons 47,233), and the clearances 387 (tons 59,301). Total value of imports $201,930; exports $94,193. Pop. 3,000.

WINDSOR, Ontario co., Ont. See Whitby.

WINDSOR BRIDGE, Hants co., N.S. See Falmouth.

WINDSOR FORKS, a settlement in Hants co., N.S., 41 miles from Windsor. Pop. 180.

WINDSOR JUNCTION, a post village in Halifax co., N.S., at the junction of the Intercolonial and Windsor and Annapolis railways, 13 miles from Halifax. It has a telegraph office. Pop. 50.

WINDSOR MILLS, a flourishing post village in Richmond co., Que., on the River St. Francis, and on the G. T. R., 84 miles S.E. of Montreal, 14 miles N. of Sherbrooke. It has unrivalled water power privileges, All I contains a large paper mill, a powder factory, 5 saw mills, 1 grist mill, a telegraph office,2 churches, and about 6 stores. Pop. 325.

WINE HARBOR, a seaport in Guysborough co., N.S., on St. Marys river,3 miles from its entrance into the Atlantic Ocean, 13 miles from Sherbrooke. It is picturesquely situated, and derives its name from a vessel with wine having been wrecked here some years ago. It is also in one of the richest gold districts in Nova Scotia. Pop. 380.

WINFIELD, a post village in Wellington co., Ont., 7 miles from Alma. Pop. 50.

WINGER, a post office in Welland co., Ont., 5 miles from Welland Port. WING-RAM, a flourishing post village in Huron co., Ont., on the River Maitland and on the W.G. & B. R. (South extension,) 39 miles from Palmerston. It possesses good water power privileges, and contains 2 flooring mills, 2 saw mills, 2 planing mills, 2 lath nulls, 1 woolen factory, 1 oatmeal mill, 1 shingle mill, 1 tannery, an iron foundry, a printing office issuing a weekly newspaper, a telegraph office, churches of 4 denominations. 3 hotels, and about 20 stores. Pop. 700.

WINNIPEG, or FORT GARRY, the seat of government of the province of Manitoba, situated at the junction of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers, 40 miles S. of Lake Winnipeg, 65 miles from Pembina, U.S., 230 miles from Fort Abercrombie, 1,180 miles from Montreal, via proposed Canada Pacific railway, or 1,843 miles via Chicago and St. Paul. The city contains about 25 stores, several saw mills, 4 printing offices, a telegraph office, a theatre, a church of England cathedral, Presbyterian and Wesleyan churches, two colleges, several schools, a bank and branch bank, government house, legislative buildings, many good dwellings, and a strong and regular fortification. Winnipeg is the seat of the Sec of the Metropolitan of the North West. Opposite the town is St. Boniface, the seat of the See of Archbishop Taché. Total value of imports for 1872 $942,247; exports 585,541. Pop. 3,000.

WINONA. or ONTARIO, a post village in Wentworth co., Ont., on the G. W. R., 12 miles' from Hamilton. It contains 2 saw mills and 2 stores. Pop. 100.

WINSLOW, a settlement in Compton co., Que., 48 miles from Lennoxville. It contains a Human Catholic church, several stores, and a saw and grist mill.

WINSLOW ROAD, a settlement in Queens co., P.E.I., 8 miles from Charlottetown. Pop. 300.

WINTERBOURNE, a post village in Waterloo co., Ont., on Grand River, 10 miles from Berlin. It contains 2 hotels, several stores and a gristmill. Pop. 150.

WINTHROP, a post village in Huron co., Ont., 5 miles from Seaforth. It contains 3 hotels, 2 stores, a saw mill and a cheese factory.

WISBEACH, a post office in Lamb-ton co., Ont., 12 miles from Strathroy.

WISEMAN'S COVE, a fishing station on the French shore, Nfld., 47 miles from La Scie. Pop. 61.

WITLESS BAY, a fishing settlement on the S. side of Trinity Bay, Nfld., 19 miles from Heart's Content. Pop. 12.

WITLESS BAY, a large fishing settlement in the district of Ferryland Nfld., 22 miles S. of St. John's. Pop. 928.

WOBURN, a post village in York co., Out., 5 miles from Scarborough Junction. Pop. 50.

WOLFE, a county in the S.W. part of Quebec, annexed to Richmond for electoral purposes, comprises an area of 425,671 acres. It is drained by the River St. Francis and several other streams. Capital, Dudswell. Pop. 8,8'

WOLFE BAY, a fishing station in the district of Burgeo and La Poile, Nfld., 6 miles from Burgeo. Pop. 30.

WOLFE HARBOUR, a fishing station in the district of Burgeo and La Poile, Nfld., 4 miles from Channel. Pop. 13.

WOLFE ISLAND, a large island at the entrance to the River St. Lawrence at the N.E., extremely of Lake Ontario. It divides the St. Lawrence into two branches, both of which are navigable for the largest vessels. The south one, however, is the main channel and boundary line of the United States Wolfe Island is the Queen of the farfamed Thousand Islands. Its W. portion is opposite Kingston. Its coast is rather irregular, indented with beautiful and picturesque bays. The shores are sufficiently high to prevent the surf from washing up on ! he laud. and is composed of fine gravel or limestone rock, which gives the whole coast a cleanly and attractive appearance. Its greatest width is 7 miles and length about 18 miles, and has 30,600 acres of as good land as is to be found in the province. There are many evidences of this island having been inhabited by Indians, as human bones and various relics peculiar to Indian life have been discovered in many places. Forty years ago Wolfe Island was almost a dense and unbroken forest, inhabited by wolves and other wild beasts. But since that period the wild forest has given place to the most beautiful cultivated fields and orchards. There is a thriving village, 16 schools, and 5 churches. The water around the island is as clear as crystal, teeming with all kinds of delicious fish, such as salmon, trout, whitefish, bass, pike, pickerel and maskinonge. Pop. 2,737.

WOLFE ISLAND, a thriving post village on the above island, in Frontenac co., Ont., 3 miles from Kingston, with which city it has regular communication by ferry steamer. It contains a telegraph office, a grist mill, 5 or 6 stores, and a lighthouse. Shipbuilding is largely engaged in. Pop. 500.

WOLF ISLAND, a small island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, near the Saguenay coast.

WOLFORD, a station on the B. &. 0. R., in Leeds co., Ont., 16 miles from Brockville.

WOLFSTOWN, a post village in Wolfe co., Que., 24 miles from Somerset. It contains a Roman Catholic church and several stores, Pop. 100.

WOLFVILLE formerly CORNWALLIS, a seaport town of Nova Scotia, co. of Kings, at the entrance of Cornwallis river into Minas Basin, and on the W. & A. R., 18 miles from Windsor, 61 miles from Halifax. It is the seat of Acadia College, and of the Horton Academy, both under the control of the Baptist denomination, and contains churches of 4 denominations, a female seminary, a branch bank, a telegraph office, a saw mill, a number of stores and several hotels. Shipbuilding is largely engaged in. Wolfville is a port of entry. The number of arrivals for 1872 was 203 (tons 20,235,) and the clearances 221 (tons 21,948). Total value of imports $65,572; exports $81,425. Pop. 900.

WOLLASTON LAND, North West. Territories, Arctic Ocean, W. of Victoria Land, the E. point is in lat. 68° 45 N., lon. 113° 53' W., and separated from the mainland by Dolphin and Union Strait.

WOLVERTON, a post village in Ox-ford co., Ont., on Smith's Creek, 4 miles from Drumbo. It contains 1 saw mill, 1 grist mill, and 1 store. Pop. 250.

WOODBRIDGE or BURWICK, a flourishing; post village in York co., Ont., on the River Humber, and on the T. G. & B. R., 16½ miles from Toronto. It contains churches of 3 denominations, 2 telegraph offices, several stores, hotels, and sawmills, and manufactories of iron castings, mill machinery, agricultural implements, engines, boilers, woolens, woodenware, &c. Pop. 1,000.

WOODBROOK, a hamlet in Prince co., P.E.I.

WOODBURN, a hamlet in Kings co., N.S. near Kentville.

WOODBURN, a post village in Wentworth co., Ont., 8 miles from Stony Creek. It contains 2 stores and a grist mill. Pop. 100.

WOODBURY or FORCE'S CORNERS, a post village in Brant co., Ont., 3 miles from Princeton. Pop. 160.

WOODFORD, a post village in Grey co., Ont., 10 miles from Owen Sound. It contains 2 stores, 1 hotel, a tannery, and a saw mill. Pop. 50.

WOODHAM, a post village in Perth co., Ont., 10¼ miles from St. Marys. Pop. 100.

WOOD HARBOR, a post settlement in Shelburne co., N. S., on the Atlantic coast, 19 miles from Barrington. Inhabitants are chiefly engaged in the fisheries. Pop. 500.

WOODHILL, a post office in Peel co., Ont., 4 miles from Mallon.

WOODLANDS, a post village in Stormont co., Ont., 2 miles from Wales. It has 2 stores. Pop. 70.

WOOD POINT, a seaport of New Brunswick, co. of Westmorland, on Cumberland Basin, 5 miles from Sackville. Pop. 150.

WOODLANDS, a settlement in the district of Marquette, Man., towards Shoal Lake, 30 miles N.W. of Fort Garry. The soil here is very rich, and covered with heavy timber. Rich springs of good water are found at a depth of seven feet. Pop. 100.

WOODRIDGE, a post village in Prince co., P.E.I, 70 miles from Summerside. It contains a saw mill. Pop. 200.

WOODSIDE, a post village in Megantic co., Que., 14 miles from Somerset. It contains a store, a saw mill and a tannery. Pop. 100.

WOODSLEE, a post village in Essex co., Ont , on Belle Rivera, and on the C. S. R., 21 miles from Amherstburg. It contains an iron foundry, 3 stores and 3 saw mills. Pop. 150.

WOODSTOCK, an incorporated town and port of entry of Ontario, capital of the county of Oxford, on the River Thames and Cedar Creek, and on the G. W. R.,49 miles from Hamilton, 29 miles from London. It is a place of considerable trade, possesses good water power privileges and contains, besides the county buildings, 8 churches, 13 hotels, 65 stores, 2 branch banks, agencies of 2 telegraph and several assurance and insurance companies, 2 printing offices issuing weekly newspapers, 2 grist mills, 1 oatmeal mill, 1 woolen and 6 furniture factories. Woodstock is the centre of one of the best sections of the province. It will be improved by the construction of the Credit Valley railway and the railway from Port Dover to Stratford, and thence to Lake Huron. The town has two Canadian Literary Institutes, a flourishing educational establishment with nearly 200 students and a full staff of professors and teachers. Its public buildings are first class, and its hotels attract large numbers of Americans in the summer, who speak highly of the place and the beauty of the scenery. Total value of imports for 1872, $138,014; exports $153,695. Pop 5,000.

WOODSTOCK, an incorporated town of New Brunswick, capital of the co. of Carleton, on the left bank of the River St. John, at the N. terminus of the N. B. & C. R., 94 miles N. of St. Andrews, and at the western terminus of a branch of the New Brunswick railway, 61 miles N.W. of Fredericton, 130 miles from St. John. It contains churches of 5 denominations, college, convent, and grammar school, 2 printing offices issuing weekly newspapers, a number of stores, several hotels and mills, a telegraph office, and manufactories of iron castings, mill machinery, agricultural implements, leather, furniture, &c. Extensive deposits of red hematite iron ore are found a short distance above the town, along the banks of the Meduxnikeag, at its entrance into the St. John. The ore is of a. very superior quality, and though so highly charged with manganese as to make white and brittle cast iron resembling antimony in its fractured surface, it also furnishes the very toughest bar iron, united to the manufacture of the finest cast steel. Large quantities of this iron have been exported to England, where it has been used in the plating of heavy armored ships. Ores of manganese are also found in the vicinity of the town. Woodstock is a port of entry. Total value of imports for 1872, $29,867. Pop. 2,000.

WOODSTOCK JUNCTION, a station on the New Brunswick railway, in Carleton co., N.B., 9 miles from Woodstock, 52 miles from Fredericton.

WOODSTOCK ROAD STATION, a post office in Carleton co., N.B , on the N. B. & C. R., 3 miles from Woodstock.

WOODVILLE, a post village in Hants co., N.S., 5 miles from Newport. Pop. 100.

WOODVILLE, a post village in Victoria co., Ont., on the M. R., 58 miles from Port Hope, and on the T. & N. R., 63 miles from Toronto. It contains a telegraph office, a foundry, a flouring mill, 6 stores, and 3 hotels. Pop. 400.

WOODVILLE, a settlement in Kings co., N.S., 2½ miles from Cambridge. Pop. 300.

WOODWORTH BAY, a settlement in Kings co., N.S., on the Bay of Fundy, 13 miles from Port Williams Station. Pop. 100.

WOODY ISLAND, in Placentia Bay, Nfld., 10 miles from Harbor Buffet.

WOOLER or SMITH'S CORNERS, a post village in Northumberland co., Out., on Cold Creek, 9 miles from Trenton. It contains 2 stores and a saw and grist mill. Pop. 120.

WOTTON, a post village and township in Wolfe co., Que., 11 miles from Danville. The village contains a Roman Catholic church and several saw and grist mills. Pop. 200; of township 2,000.

WRECK COVE, a fishing settlement in the district of Fortune Bay, Nfld., 14 miles from Harbor Briton. Pop. 25.

WRECK COVE, a post settlement in Victoria co., N.S., on St. Ann's Bay, 19 miles from Englishtown. Pop. 150.

WRECK ISLAND HARBOR, a fishing settlement in the district of Burgeo and La Poile, Nfld., 13 miles from Burgeo. Pop. 17.

WRIGHT, or VICTORIA FARM, a post village in Ottawa co., Que., on the River Gatineau, 63 miles N. of Ottawa. It contains an hotel, 3 stores, 2 saw mills and a telegraph office. Pop. 250.

WRIGHT'S CORNER, Grenville co., Ont. See Algonquin.

WROXETER, a thriving post village in Huron co., Ont., on the River Maitland, and on the T. G. & B. R., 109 miles from Toronto. It contains 2 churches, a telegraph office, several stores and hotels, a large sawmill, a sash and door factory, a cabinet factory, a flouring mill, an iron foundry, several carriage and wagon factories, and four grain warehouses. A large quantity of grain, butter, pork and wool is brought here. A cattle fair is held monthly. Pop. 700. 

WYANDOT or SPRINGBROOK, a post village in Wellington co., Ont,, 5½ miles from Moorefield. Pop. 150.

WEYBRIDGE, a post village in Simcoe co., Ont., on the River Wye, 26 wiles from Barrie. It contains a telegraph office, and several stores. Pop. 150.

WYOMING, a thriving post village in Lambton co., Ont., on the G. W. R., 45 miles from London. It is a place of considerable trade, being in the centre of the western oil regions, and contains several oil refineries, a carding mill, grist mill, iron foundry, 2 telegraph offices, a printing office, and a number of stores. Pop. 500.

WYTON, a village in Middlesex co., Ont., on the River Thames, 3 miles from Thorndale. It contains 1 store, and a cloth factory. Pop. 30.


Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America, Edited by P.A. Crossby, 1873

 

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