#6 ‐ WINDWARD
57 Huron Street North, Southampton
57 Huron Street North, known as ‘Windward’ and ‘Ardmor’ before that,
was built in 1885 by Captain Angus MacAuley, originally from Scotland.
Captain MacAuley was known as one of Southampton’s local heroes. He
served as a ship’s gunner in the American Civil War, after which he was put in charge of the government’s Great Lakes patrol boat ‘Gilphie. Perhaps two of the most notable of the ships captained by
Captain Angus were the steamer ‘J.H. Jones’, which collided with the steamer ‘Pacific’ in Georgian Bay, and the schooner ‘J.H. McGrath’, which sank in Lake Erie. MacAuley survived both. After the sinking of the schooner, MacAuley and his crew rowed 40 miles in a small boat, arriving safely to shore 10 hours after the wreck. In 1906, MacAuley sold the house to Murdock Matheson when he and his wife moved to Midland. Mr. Matheson was the patriarch of a Southampton fishing
family. Windward was purchased in 2016 by Scott Good, who has undertaken to restore and renovate it, with a passion for, and commitment to, the historic nature of the house and its inhabitants. The
renovations take place from September to June, suspended for the summer months to be opened as a vacation rental property. Mr. Good himself is from an old Southampton family, the Harmers. His
grandfather was the local furniture maker and embalmer.
Scott welcomes you to Windward and hopes you enjoy this Southampton treasure.
Decorated by Cherie Duhaime
with assistance by Vickie Hendry
Tickets available at: Accents, Ports Emporium, Cathy’s Flowers and Treasures and K Interiors in Port Elgin and Bayberry’s in Southampton.
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