The Water Slide
In 1929, the number of tourists visiting Port Dalhousie increased. To accommodate the rising number of people, a new massive wooden water slide was built. The slide featured stairs on both sides. Many horses, every year, had to tow it into the water. The slide was used until 1952. The employee would have to pour water down the slide every morning because riding the slide dry was treacherous. A boy, who was 10 years old, was sliding down the slide before the horses took it into the lake. A piece of hardwood which was half an inch wide and 6 inches long, slide into his shoulder. Harry Erskine, who was the local druggist, extracted the splinter out of his shoulder, and displayed it in his store as a precaution to other people to not ride the slide if it is dry.