St. Edmunds Township, ON
This township is the most northerly one of the Peninsula and has the township of Lindsay on its south border. It is the most sparsely settled of the Peninsular townships, and contains about 75 inhabitants, mostly centred about Tobermory Harbour, at the extreme north part. The amount of land taken up so far is 3,336 acres, of which 73 are cleared. There is no post office in the township. The surface is dotted with a large number of small lakes, from which issue numerous creeks. The township is heavily timbered, and these streams will no doubt in time be utilized for mill purposes in connection with the manufacture of lumber. We understand it is proposed eventually to extend the Stratford and Lake Huron Railway, now building to Wiarton, to Tobermory Harbour, which is said to be one of the finest natural harbours on Lake Huron; from thence a ferry is to be established to Manitoulin Island, the road extended across the island to the main land, where it will connect with the Canada Pacific. First published in the “Bruce County Gazeteer and Business Directory for 1880-81” published by William W. Evans.