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Stoneboats, circa 1840

49 Bronte Road

Stoneboats, circa 1840

The building at 49 Bronte Road is a reminder of the stone hooking days in Bronte. Stonehooking is the process of hauling stones from the lakebed. The stones retrieved from the lake were used for basements of houses during the late 19th century. Stoneboats (flat bottomed sleds) were used to haul the stone a short distance. This building is constructed with lakestone and exhibits the use of stone (Dundas shale) for its upper walls. The structure is rectangular with a medium gable roof exhibiting a plain frieze and eaves. The windows are flat in shape with plain lintels.
 

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