Ontario Re-Visited ~ Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre
Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre (CBHC), located on the north bank of the St. Marys River in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to preserving the history of bush flying and forest protection in Canada. It was founded in 1987 by a group of local volunteers to preserve the province’s history in bush planes and aerial firefighting.
The CBHC has a 64,000-square-foot (5,900 m2) hangar containing more than thirty aircraft exhibits.
The museum occupies a historically significant air base first established by the Ontario Provincial Air Service in 1924. The Centre’s operating revenues are derived from sales from the gift shop, admission fees, and membership dues. The centre does not rely on operating support from the public funds, though corporate costs associated with artifacts and displays have been partially funded through corporate donations and tourist infrastructure programmes. Continued support ensures a strong future and on-site development and expansion of the CBHC.
(Excerpt from ~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Bushplane_Heritage_Centre)
Original historic “Art Sketch” by Susan ‘Shadow’ Caron
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