William Myndert Harris, a United Empire Loyalist, arrived in Port Hope in 1793 in what was then Smith’s Creek at the mouth of the Ganaraska River. Sometime after his arrival he purchased a log cabin from a well known fur trader. The quilt board shows the Loyalist flag surrounded by the log cabin pattern but also reminds us of the travel over land and water to get to a new country.
Name of sponsor of Barn Quilt : Harris
5249 4th Line, Port Hope, ON
Latitude : 43.9952 Longitude : -78.33486